BCSO Project Lifesaver Bracelet Transmitter Locates Missing Man Within Minutes
By Space Coast Daily // May 2, 2015
missing man suffering from dementia
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Thanks to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Project Lifesaver” bracelet transmitter, Sheriff’s agents located a 75- year-old missing and endangered man in Micco who is suffering from dementia.
The incident began Friday morning when the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a family’s plea for help to find the missing man, who had apparently became disoriented and wandered away from home.
The family told the Sheriff’s Office that the missing man is an active participant in Project Life Saver and was wearing the issued Project Lifesaver bracelet transmitter.
As Deputies arrived, they began coordinating efforts and resources to locate the missing man. The Sheriff’s Aviation Unit responded and focused rescue efforts with Project Lifesaver Coordinator Joe Downs.
The transmitter signal was identified within minutes of deployment, discovering the missing adult in a wooded area in the vicinity of her home. Patrol deputies were then directed to the location and were able to safely reunite her with family.
“This is an outstanding program that has proven yet again its value in locating missing and endangered participants,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“We continue to encourage participation, so we can quickly and efficiently utilize valuable lifesaving equipment to reunite family members before any harm can come to their missing loved one. Without this family’s proactive approach by participating in Project Lifesaver, the ending could have had unfortunate results.”
The Project Lifesaver Program provides the ability to utilize specialized life-saving transmitters to locate participants with pinpoint accuracy within minutes of deployment.
Participation in this important wellbeing program saves lives and limits the use of time consuming resources that deplete normal patrol efforts.
To register for Project Lifesaver or for more information, please contact the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit at 321-264-7755.