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Search and Rescue Locate Missing “Project Care Track” Patient
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2016
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
EVERETT, WASH. – Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office volunteers, under the command of a deputy, located a 62 year-old Everett man with dementia after he was reported missing. The man, a Project Care Track client, was reported missing around 7 p.m. yesterday from his home on Cady Ave. He was located by members of the Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue (SCVSAR) unit a few miles from his home at 44th St SE and Evergreen Way about an hour later.
Project Care Track is a program for the most vulnerable citizens in our community, especially those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and autism. Each Project Care Track client is provided a one-ounce electronic bracelet that emits a unique radio signal 24 hours a day. When a client wanders, a call to 911 by a caregiver triggers a rapid response by a trained SCVSAR team. Project Care Track dramatically reduces search time and the chance of injury or death.
For more information about Project Care Track, please call 425-388-3825.