For Immediate Release
Posted: August 17, 2023


Amber Lagace, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-8434 |

NH Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert - Claremont, NH

CLAREMONT, New Hampshire - At the request of the Claremont, NH Police Department, the New Hampshire State Police has authorized an activation of the Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert/SILVER Alert System.  Law Enforcement is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following missing vulnerable adult: 
John Ferland
Age: 72
5’ 08”     
165-175 pounds
Brown hair
Blue eyes
Long gray beard

Mr. Ferland was last seen on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at approximately 4:19 p.m., walking along River Road in Claremont, NH, near the Dodge dealership. He left on foot after an argument with a family member.

Mr. Ferland was last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt, a T-shirt underneath, shorts and tie dye Croc style shoes. He has several visible tattoos, a full arm sleeve tattoo on his right arm and tattoos on his leg.  He suffers from several medical conditions to include stroke and seizures. He does have trouble speaking due to the past stroke.
If contact is made with Mr. Ferland, please notify the Claremont, NH Police Department at (603) 542-9538. 

Included with this release is a recent photo of Mr. Ferland and surveillance photo of his last known sighting walking near the Dodge dealership in Claremont, heading towards the woods and railroad tracks.