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Body of missing CPT man with Alzheimer’s disease found at Chapman’s Peak

| Gus Thompson’s daughter broke the news on Saturday afternoon, saying Chapman’s Peak was her father’s favorite spot.

A drone search has located the body of missing Cape Town man Gus Thompson on Chapman’s Peak.

Thompson, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, disappeared from his retirement home in Noordhoek last Thursday evening (July 14).

He was last seen in CCTV footage hours later on Chapman’s Peak Drive walking towards Hout Bay.

An extensive search mission was launched and the information was shared widely on social media.

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Alice Thompson, Gus’ daughter, posted the news of his passing on Facebook on Saturday afternoon.

She shared that Chapman’s Peak was her father’s “favorite place in the world” and he was found sitting by a stream overlooking the Atlantic.

It is likely he succumbed to hypothermia last Thursday and passed away peacefully after falling asleep, she said.

His wishes were that his ashes be scattered at this location…our family is extremely grateful that he passed peacefully, without any sign of distress or injury, to his favorite place.

Alice Thompson

Alice Thompson expressed her gratitude for all the support the family received during the search for her father, with special thanks to the volunteers from Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) Western Cape.

This article first appeared on CapeTalk: UPDATE: Body of missing CPT man with Alzheimer’s disease found at Chapman’s Peak



Body of missing CPT man with Alzheimer’s disease found at Chapman’s Peak

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