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Jack Platt: missing grandfather dies hours after being found

Jack Platt has passed away at the age of 88. Credit: Family

A missing grandfather has died from the effects of hypothermia hours after being found, according to his family.

Jack Platt went missing from his supported accommodation in St Helens on Saturday.

He'd been diagnosed with dementia, and his family believe he may have gone for a walk and become confused.

His absence prompted a massive community search, joined by teams of volunteers and a police helicopter.

Mr Platt was found on Monday, but died from hypothermia.

In a Facebook post, his family said they were thankful he did not have to spend his last hours alone.

I want you to remember that we got our victory - he wasn't alone and he knew at the end that he was loved.

– Family

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