WINNIPEG -- A Stonewall man missing since Monday has been found alive.

According to Sergeant Paul Manaigre with the Manitoba RCMP, William Swanton, was discovered Tuesday afternoon.

“One of the members of our search team located the gentleman in a building that was heated near the dump,” he said. “He was found alive and is heading back to the hospital.”

The 70-year-old was reported missing on Monday after leaving the Stonewall hospital. Officers were out in the community Tuesday, conducting the search.

“We had approximately 40 volunteers, as well as numerous officers from the Stonewall detachments,” said Manaigre. “Police dog services were also dispatched, our search and rescue team had some members here. We had quite a lot of groups of people here.”

Manaigre said officers are relieved to find the missing man alive.

“Especially with these cold temperatures today and overnight, the worst-case scenario could have happened, where we could have found him deceased,” he said.