A 64-year-old man is in hospital after falling down a “steep bank” while walking to Spalding town centre.
The man of Fen End Lane, Spalding, was believed to have been left unfound overnight on land off Cowbit Road between Saturday and Sunday when carers rose the alarm after finding that his bed had not been slept in and no meals had been eaten.
Police and paramedics found the man just before 9.25am on Sunday and after treating him at the scene, he was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for further treatment.
A neighbour of the man, who asked not to be named, said: “The man’s carers came round at about 8am on Sunday when they established that he hadn’t had his lunchtime or evening meals on Saturday.
“The carers also established that the man’s hadn’t been slept in, so they called the police as he is seen to be a vulnerable person.
“About three police cars turned up by about 8.30am on Sunday and he was eventually found before an ambulance picked him up and took him to hospital.”
The neighbour claimed that the man had left his home between 4pm and 7pm on Saturday to go into town and both police and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) have confirmed that while doing so, the men fell down an embankment in the area of New River Drove and the B1173 Cowbit Road, Spalding.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We had a missing persons incident for this location about a 64-year-old man on Sunday who was found and taken to hospital after having suffered a fall.”
An EMAS spokesman added: “We received reports of a middle-aged male who had fallen down a steep bank and possibly been there overnight.