**Updated** Missing patient located: NSHA

(Submitted/Nova Scotia Health Authority)

**Updated Wednesday October 21 @ 3:17 p.m.**

Nova Scotia Health says the patient reported missing on October 14 has been located and returned to hospital

The NSHA would like to thank those who assisted in locating the patient.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is requesting the public's assistance as it attempts to locate 28-year-ld Marcel David Lawrence.

Lawrence is missing from a Dartmouth hospital and officials say the risk to his health increases with the length of time he is away from hospital.

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

The NSHA says Lawrence has several tattoos on his face and neck and was last seen wearing a light grey sweat suit and sneakers.

Anyone who sees or has information on the whereabouts of Marcel David Lawrence is asked to contact police.