AN APPEAL has been put out for anyone with information regarding a man in his 70s who has gone missing tonight (Tuesday).

Dennis Steel from Freshwater was last seen in the Brambles Chine area at around 6pm today.

Dennis has dementia and is described by his family as five foot ten tall with a slim build. He has grey hair on his temples, but is otherwise bald.

He was last seen wearing a pink polo shirt and may appear confused.

A Tweet from Isle of Wight Police said: "If you see (Dennis), or think you may have seen him since 6pm this evening, please phone 101 with the reference 44200250227."

UPDATE 9.34pm: Dennis' son Alistair confirmed via Facebook that his father has been found. He passed on his gratitude to those who have helped.