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A Bowdoin man who went missing Tuesday afternoon has been found safe.

James Conway, 78, who suffers from dementia, wandered from his West Road home about 2 p.m. when he went to retrieve something and never returned, according to Mark Latti, communications director for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

His wife reported him missing about 6 p.m., and a search was immediately launched, Latti said Wednesday morning.

Game Warden Dave Chabot and K9 Ruby found Conway unresponsive and suffering from hypothermia 300 yards from his home about 7:45 p.m., Latti said.

Conway was treated at the scene and then taken to a local hospital for evaluation, according to Latti.