Transmitter helps authorities find missing boy
Rescue Story 09/10/2012
Technology helped authorities find an 11-year-old boy with autism Saturday who went missing from his home in Hollandale, MN.
Deputies found the boy in a cornfield less than 25 minutes after he was first reported missing. A deputy used SafetyNet receiver to track a transmitter bracelet worn by the boy, according to a Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office news release.
This was the first successful track utilizing the system in Freeborn County.
Dispatchers received a 911 call of the missing boy at about 8:50 a.m. Saturday from the 400 block of Central Ave.
Hollandale firefighters coordinated a search with the family, neighbors, on- and off-duty deputies, and the Clarks Grove and Geneva Fire Departments. An off-duty deputy brought the receiver to assist in the search.