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Project lifesaver saves a local life

'The system works, and at this time of year the rapid rescue really could have been a lifesaver'
2020 11 06 Stan French BAYSAR
BAYSAR's Stan French shows off a Project Lifesaver transmitter. Photo: Stu Campaigne

Late last week a local elderly person with dementia was reported missing during the evening hours by a family member.

"What could have been a tragic news story became a routine police incident thanks to Project Lifesaver and the partnership between BAYSAR and the North Bay Police Service," says President Stan French.

See: This Project Lifesaver technology helps protect vulnerable loved ones who wander

Police responded to the 911 call and an electronic search commenced as soon as police arrived at the family’s home. The search and rescue only took five minutes thanks to Project Lifesaver.

“Everything worked exactly as planned," added French, President of BAYSAR. "Since the NBPS were able to find the Project Lifesaver client so quickly volunteers from BAYSAR didn’t even need to be deployed. The system works, and at this time of year the rapid rescue really could have been a lifesaver.”

If anyone has a family member who you think would benefit from Project Lifesaver a referral can come through the Alzheimer Society, One Kids Place, or email BAYSAR directly at baysarnorthbay@gmail.com.