Tracking program helps locate missing man

Reporter: Anika Henanger Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Credit: WINK News

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office helped find a man who was lost – all the way over in Texas.

He was found through Project Lifesaver, a program that helps track vulnerable people who may wander off.

The sheriff’s office said a part-time resident of Charlotte County went missing in San Antonio on Friday.

The man recently suffered a stroke and was diagnosed with dementia. When his family member couldn’t find him, they provided investigators with the frequency from the Project Lifesaver wristband the man wore.

“He was very distraught. Obviously, he was missing his loved one,” said Claudette Bennett with CCSO. “They were able to locate him using a cellphone ping. He was missing for three hours and was able to be located very, very quickly.”

You can sign up a loved one for the program by contacting the sheriff’s office at 941-575-5345 or get more information by clicking here.

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