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Project Lifesaver

Amber with Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick.

Project Lifesaver is an active response to the problem of locating people who may not be able to find their way home before they become victims.  A lost person with dementia or a developmental disability is unaware of his or her situation; they do not call out for help and do not respond to people calling out to them.  Almost 50% of the missing and wandering will perish if they are not located within 24 hours.  

With a Project Lifesaver transmitter, the average rescue time is less than 30 minutes.  The signal can be tracked over several miles on the ground by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office or from the air by Life Flight helicopters.

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