Did you know that Ottawa County has the ability to provide an active response to the problem of locating people who may not be able to find their way home before they become a victim? Project Lifesaver of Ottawa County, part of the international community of Project Lifesaver utilizes wristband transmitters, with a unique radio signal for each person, that enable the search team, utilizing a specific receiver, to track several miles on the ground and by air, via the Life Flight helicopter. The average rescue time is less than 30 minutes.
A person with any kind of memory loss or developmental disability may be unaware of his/her situation and may not seek help. If the person is wearing the transmitter, the chance of finding that person before harm finds them increases drastically. A team of community volunteers and members of the Sheriff’s Office are trained in rescue operations including how to approach a person with memory loss or developmental disability so as to gain their trust and put them at ease once located.
If you or someone you know is caring for a person who might benefit from this valuable service, please contact Project Lifesaver of Ottawa County at 567-262-3133 or by mail at P.O Box 465, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver International is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.