NSHA asking for help to find a patient missing from Dartmouth

(Submitted/NSHA)

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is requesting assistance from the public to find 28-year-old Marcel David Lawrence.

A release states Lawrence has gone missing from a Dartmouth hospital but there is no indication of when he left the facility or it was discovered he was missing.

He is described as an African-Canadian man who stands 6' tall and weighs 232 lbs with brown eyes and short dark hair.

The NHSA says he has several tattoos on his face and neck and was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, red hooded sweater and white sneakers.

The Health Authority adds the patient's risk to himself and others increases with the length of time he is away from hospital.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Marcel David Lawrence is asked to contact police.