Va. Beach Project Lifesaver hopes for more clients to help

Print
Email
|

WVEC.com

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 11 at 1:42 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- More than 230 people with Alzheimer's, Autism, Down Syndrome or other mental cognitive disabilities are registered with Project Lifesaver Va. Beach.  

The program uses electronic search devices to find people who may have wandered from home and could be in danger because of their medical condition.

Officials say it's the largest Project Lifesaver Program in the world. The average find time is less than 30 minutes and they have a 100% success rate since the program began in Virginia Beach in 1999.

Through grants and donations, the Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver is no charge for residents. Clients get a wrist band, transmitter and battery tester.

For more information on the program, run by the Va. Beach Police Dept., go to its website.

 

Print
Email
|