A POORLY man who went missing from hospital for over a week has been found dead in a field
Father-of-two Joseph (also known as Eddie) Farrow, 64, of Wordsworth Road, Accrington, was taken to the Royal Black-burn Hospital last Monday after collapsing in the bathroom at home.
He went missing from the hospital last Wednes-day and his body was found by a police officer carrying out a search in a field off Haslingden Road, Black-burn, a week later, at 10.40am on Wednesday.
His brother Robert Farrow, 61, who lives at the same address, told the Observer before he was found: "I went to see him in hospital to take him some jeans, shoes and a jumper like he asked. That's all he had with him.
"He did seem confused but he has never done anything like this before. I don't understand why he would do this. He probably just wanted to get out of hospital."
Police became increasingly concerned about Joseph's safety as he was suffering from pneumonia when he disappeared.
Mountain rescue teams, the underwater search unit and specialist tracker dogs were involved with the search and officers appealed to members of the public to contact them if they had any information about his whereabouts.
Joseph had lived in Wordsworth Road for about 50 years and used to work as a lathe turner in Burnley.
He had to give up work because of illness and has suffered with brittle bones for the last eight years.
Robert said his brother was a friendly person who was very popular in the town.
Posters were put up in the area and a police helicopter was also deployed to scour the area where he went missing.