A MAN who disappeared almost a week ago has been found, the States police have confirmed.
A major search and rescue operation, involving the Fire and Rescue Service, police, search dogs, drones and a French Navy helicopter, was launched after 48-year-old Richard Romeril failed to return home last Friday.
In an update released on Tuesday, the police said that after leaving his home Mr Romeril was seen on CCTV in town, where he bought a green tent, a black and blue sleeping bag, a grey Eurohike rucksack and a blue foam sleeping mat from Blacks in King Street.
He was seen again on CCTV at B&Q buying an orange bucket and a grey tarpaulin at around 9.45am on the day he vanished. His vehicle, a black Kia Sportage, was found at Noirmont Point at around 2pm on the same day.
In a statement released this morning, the States police said that Mr Romeril was found in Route des Hêtres in St Peter just before 2am by a police officer on patrol.
A spokesperson added: ‘We want to extend our thanks to the public for searching in their gardens, sheds and out-houses and to those who checked their CCTV and called in with information.’