First responders train to find at-risk people who wander

NEAR CHESTER, Minn. (FOX47) – Olmsted County first responders trained for a rescue mission using a life-saving tool that can help find someone with a cognitive disorder who’s gone missing.

Search efforts can sometimes take several days, especially if the missing person tends to wander. Now, with the help of the Project Lifesaver bracelet used as a tracking device, crews have been able to successfully locate people in about 30 minutes.

Project Lifesaver Search Teams have maintained a 100 percent success rate of locating a missing person since it was founded 20 years ago. There is a cost for the bracelet, but Olmsted County Social Services has grant funding available for people who might need it.

Linda Ha

Linda Ha

Reporter | @LindaHaTV | lha@kttc.com

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