Missing Person Located 1.6 Miles Away From His Home
Press Release 02/12/2014
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Missing Person Located 1.6 Miles Away From His Home by
Sheriff’s Office Third Rescue in Less Than Four Weeks Using Service
For the third time in less than four weeks, the SafetyNet Tracking service helped deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office locate a missing person with a cognitive condition. In the most recent case, an 80-year-old man -- who lives in an assisted living facility in Riverview, Florida and suffers from Alzheimer’s -- went missing on the afternoon of Saturday, February 8 after leaving his assisted living facility via a broken window. He was found – after having walked 1.6 miles away from his home – only 18 minutes after a deputy from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office began picking up a signal emitting from the missing person’s SafetyNet bracelet.
Below are summaries of the other two recent rescues:
The SafetyNet Tracking service enables public safety agencies to more quickly find and rescue individuals with cognitive conditions who are prone to wandering and becoming lost. The service is comprised of a SafetyNet Bracelet worn by a client that emits radio frequency signals, which can be tracked by local public safety officials via their SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers.
SafetyNet Tracking is available to residents throughout Hillsborough County. For more information on the SafetyNet Tracking service, please contact (877) 4-FINDTHEM (877-434-6384), visit safetynettracking.com or follow SafetyNet on Twitter or Facebook.
Jeremy Warnick, [email protected], 617-640-6601