London police say thanks to a collaborated search, a London senior was found safe in a wooded area near Wellington Road and Commissioners Road East Thursday.

Christopher Featherstone, 70, of London was last seen on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and police sent out a release Wednesday asking for the public's help to locate him.

Both police and family were concerned for his welfare.

A search party, including emergency personnel, police auxiliary and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, went looking for Featherstone around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Featherstone was found about five hours after the search started, severely dehydrated and in need of medical attention. He was transported to hospital.

"The collaborative efforts of all agencies involved allowed this investigation to come to a successful conclusion," London police said in a news release.