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Missing 73-Year-Old Man with Dementia Located by Philadelphia PD  

Rescue Story 02/16/2012
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Last Thursday, February 16th, at approximately 10:00 AM, a 73-year-old male who suffers from dementia was reported missing by a family member.  Fortunately, this Philadelphia resident was enrolled in the SafetyNet Tracking Program and was wearing his SafetyNet "locator bracelet" at the time of his disappearance.

SafetyNet officials were notified and they worked in conjunction with the Philadelphia Police Department to search for the missing individual.  Officials arrived at the individual's last known location and conducted a sweep of the surrounding area with their SafetyNet Search and Rescue equipment.  Just 30 minutes after arriving at the missing individual’s last known location, officers picked up the signal emitting from his SafetyNet Bracelet.  He was located walking eight city blocks away from his residence.  Besides being cold, the individual was unharmed and later transported back to his family’s residence.

This was the third SafetyNet rescue in Philadelphia in less than a year!