‘Project Lifesaver’ Saves Second Person This Month, Adult Went Missing In Merritt Island

By  //  May 26, 2015

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Early Tuesday afternoon, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded the Central area of Merritt Island concerning a missing and endangered adult.(BCSO image)

Early Tuesday afternoon, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded the Central area of Merritt Island concerning a missing and endangered adult. A family had reported a missing 81- year-old who suffers from dementia who had apparently became disoriented and wandered a way from home. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Early Tuesday afternoon, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded the Central area of Merritt Island concerning a missing and endangered adult.

A family had reported a missing 81- year-old who suffers from dementia who had apparently became disoriented and wandered a way from home.

The family advised that the victim is an active participant in Project Life Saver and was wearing the issued Project Lifesaver bracelet transmitter.

As Deputies arrived, they began coordinating efforts with Brevard County Fire Rescue personnel
and the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit.

The search teams quickly located the victim and were able to safely reunite her with family.

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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 well being program saves lives and limits the use of time consuming resources that
deplete normal patrol efforts.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

“I cannot express how thankful we are that she was wearing a Project Lifesaver bracelet,” said Sheriff 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. ”

To register for Project Lifesaver or for more information, please contact the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit at 321-264-7755.


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