Cochrane RCMP have reported that an elderly man who was missing and may have been in distress is now safe.

Mounties responded to the report of the senior citizen who was reported to be disoriented and confused, walking on a pathway in the area of Crawford Ranch Trails, just off George Fox Trail on Saturday afternoon.

Officers were very concerned for his safety.

Cochrane Search and Rescue was called in to help with the search along with the RCMP Police Dog Service.