RCMP now say a mystery man needing medical attention near Medicine Hat has been identified.
On Valentine’s Day, officers were called to Highway 3 near Range Road 63, just southwest of the community, to reports of a man walking along the highway.
When they arrived, he needed medical assistance.
He was rushed to hospital, where he remains, but RCMP weren’t able to figure out who he was, prompting a call for information on Friday afternoon.
By about 3:30pm, they released another statement, saying he has been identifed.
“We are especially grateful to the folks at South Eastern Alberta Search and Rescue for their work over the past couple of days,” RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters said in a release. “They provided a great service and a lot of people to help us reunite this family.”