By DeJanay Booth

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — A 65-year-old man with a history of dementia walked about 19 miles in awful heat before he was picked up by police Thursday in Novi, authorities said.

Temperatures were in the mid-90s Wednesday.

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The man appeared to be in good health, despite the “oppressive heat and the long walk,” the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said.

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The Pontiac man was found near an office building in Novi around 6 a.m. Thursday. He was reported missing when he didn’t appear for lunch Wednesday.

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