A forest guard, considered missing in Sunyani in the Bono Region has been found alive at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region. Vitus Yuordong went missing on July 2, 2023, during an operation to clamp down on illegal chainsaw operators in Asukese Forest. Search parties, including the police, combed the reserve including communities bordering the forest for weeks but Yuordong could not be found. But on Monday, July 24, he was found by a driver with Zoomlion Ghana Limited near a refuse site in Nkawkaw. According to the driver, Saza Agbotiyao, Yourdong was discovered unconscious, with his service uniform torn, his two legs tied together with a rope, and his hands handcuffed. “We found him unconscious near the Asona refuse site when we went to dispose of rubbish with his legs tied and his hands handcuffed at his back,” the driver said. Meanwhile, the victim is currently responding to treatment at the Nkawkaw Holy Family Hospital. The Sunyani Forestry District Manager, Francis Brobbey, had announced that after a successful operation in the forest, two of the guards decided to attend nature’s call in the bush taking different directions. One of the two whose name was not given returned after about 30 minutes to the spot where the rest waited but Vitus Yuordong failed to return. His colleagues became alarmed and searched the surrounding bushes but he was nowhere to be found. He disappeared with his accoutrements including a pump action gun with registration number AFOO63604, a machete, and a handbag.