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Have you seen Mijo?

By johnboy - 21 March 2013 9

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ACT Policing is searching for a 69 year-old man who went missing from The Canberra Hospital today (Thursday, 21 march).

Around 11.50am, the man known as ‘Mijo’ or ‘Michael’ was being assessed by hospital staff when he walked out of the hospital.

Mijo is described as 178cm (5’10”) tall, and weighs about 90kg. He has olive skin and grey, thinning hair. When he left the hospital he was wearing a grey hooded jumper and brown slippers.

ACT Policing hold serious concerns for his welfare and are urging anyone who may have seen a man matching this description to call ACT Policing on 131 444.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Have you seen Mijo?
Flossie 8:22 am 29 Mar 13

My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Given the circumstances the coroner will have a look at this case. If recommendations are made on the basis of any lessons here, they are likely to be good ones if past decisions are a guide.

Masquara 10:18 pm 28 Mar 13

cranky said :

This has appparently not ended well.

My thoughts go out to the family.

But how on earth can a walk up Hindmarsh Drive result in death? Perhaps the care offered at the hospital was inadequate?

Who knows? Perhaps he had a sense that he was dying, and didn’t want to die in an institution so, like many animals, found a corner to die in. RIP.

cranky 8:54 pm 28 Mar 13

This has appparently not ended well.

My thoughts go out to the family.

But how on earth can a walk up Hindmarsh Drive result in death? Perhaps the care offered at the hospital was inadequate?

Kim F 8:52 pm 28 Mar 13

Has apparently been found – deceased near Hindmarsh drive. RIP

Jivrashia 10:58 am 22 Mar 13

Here_and_Now said :

And while I don’t know a lot about the man or the circumstance, they probably wouldn’t have known he was going missing before he actually left.

Which might mean that they haven’t diagnosed that his mental health might be failing.

I’ve had relos who, while walking through town, suddenly looked up in surprise and couldn’t remember where he was or why he was there. Only because I was accompanying them and able to explain were they able to get their senses back. Otherwise he may have been wandering aimlessly, lost in his own town.

These things happen people… It’s all part of growing old.

Pitchka 10:44 am 22 Mar 13

Here_and_Now said :

Solidarity said :

Pretty simple to comprehend. They can’t stop you leaving.

Bingo. And while I don’t know a lot about the man or the circumstance, they probably wouldn’t have known he was going missing before he actually left.

Im pretty sure you have to have left, in order to be missing…

Here_and_Now 10:11 am 22 Mar 13

Solidarity said :

Pretty simple to comprehend. They can’t stop you leaving.

Bingo. And while I don’t know a lot about the man or the circumstance, they probably wouldn’t have known he was going missing before he actually left.

Solidarity 9:51 am 22 Mar 13

Errr, he walked out, they watched him walk out?

“Around 11.50am, the man known as ‘Mijo’ or ‘Michael’ was being assessed by hospital staff when he walked out of the hospital.”

Pretty simple to comprehend. They can’t stop you leaving.

Pitchka 8:01 am 22 Mar 13

How does someone manage to just dissapears whilst being assessed by staff?

Must have been smoko time…

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