Hamilton police searching for missing psychiatry unit patient

Hamilton Police are looking a man who failed to return to the St. Joseph’s Forensic Psychiatry Unit on the Hamilton mountain over the weekend.

Police say Dakota Summers, 29, was granted a day pass to leave the grounds on Sept. 12 but did not return before his 6:30 p.m. deadline, and subsequently advised hospital staff that he would not be returning.

A Form 49 for his return to the facility was then issued pursuant to the Mental Health Act, the Hamilton police were notified and an investigation was initiated.

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Summers is an Indigenous man, who is six-foot-two and 280 lbs. He has short black hair and has the word “Love” tattooed on his left hand and “Faith” tattooed on his right hand.

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He was last seen wearing all black clothing, including his shoes, and is still believed to be on the Mountain.

Hospital staff and police say they are concerned for his well-being the longer he is away from the facility.

If you see him, you are asked to call 9-1-1 and not approach or attempt to communicate with him.

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