Missing Man with Dementia Located Quickly in Tampa
Rescue Story 06/20/2013
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a call at 6:12 PM from the family of a 76-year-old man with dementia. He had been missing for the past 30 minutes. Their patrol unit arrived at the family's home at 6:24 PM and SafetyNet deputies arrived at 6:57 PM. By 7:07 the SafetyNet team was in a helicopter and located the man by tracking his SafetyNet bracelet. Ground units were directed to his location and by 7:10 PM was with a deputy and taken home.
He was found 2.2 miles from where he has last seen and was 200 feet from water.