14-Year-Old Boy with Autism Rescued After Wandering into Woods

Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 a Search and Rescue team from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department (Massachusetts) set out to look for a missing 14-year-old Norwell boy with autism who is enrolled in the SafetyNet Service.  By using the SafetyNet tracking equipment, the first responders from both the Plymouth County Sheriff’s and the Norwell Police Departments were able to pick up the boy’s Radio Frequency signal which was being emitted from the SafetyNet bracelet he wears.

Within 25 minutes the child was found hiding in a heavily wooded area a short distance from his home. He was unharmed and returned safely to his family.

This was the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department’s third rescue of a person wearing a SafetyNet bracelet.

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