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Police in New Westminster say a man who went missing from Royal Columbian Hospital Wednesday night has been found safe.

In a tweet, the New Westminster Police Department said Port Coquitlam resident Roderick Gillies had been spotted by "alert citizens," who called police.

Earlier in the day, the department had issued a news release asking the public to be on the lookout for the missing man, who was last seen around 10 p.m. receiving treatment at the hospital after a medical procedure.

Excellent news! A big thanks to a couple alert citizens who saw Mr. Gillies and called us. Mr. Gillies is safe with his family receiving the medical care he needs. #NewWest

— New West Police (@NewWestPD) September 3, 2020