Missing Coon Rapids man found alive

A man that went missing from a Coon Rapids group home Wednesday evening (Oct. 30) was found alive this morning (Oct. 31) on Highway 47 near Lake George.

Joel Okerstrom

Joel Okerstrom

Joel Okerstrom, 52, walked away from a group home near Main Street and Foley Boulevard about 5 p.m. Oct. 30.

He was found lying in ditch on Highway 47 very cold about 10:30 a.m. this morning by a St. Francis Police officer, according to Coon Rapids Police Capt. John Hattstrom.

Okerstrom was taken to the hospital by an ambulance for treatment, Hattstrom said

Okerstrom is considered a vulnerable adult, according to the Coon Rapids Police press release issued last night seeking the public’s help in finding him.

He has a brain injury and easily gets confused.


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