Project Lifesaver launches on Manitoulin Island and in Espanola

By Rosalind Russell – Espanola and Manitoulin Island are now benefitting from Project Lifesaver, in partnership with the Manitoulin OPP.

Constable John Hill, who is also the community safety officer, says Project Lifesaver utilizes a wristband, radio frequency and antennas, which used a frequency-based tracking system to keep track of or find high-risk individuals who go missing.

He says these vulnerable individuals can include those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, other dementias, or other forms of cognitive delay.

Hill says the client wears a personalized wristband that emits a unique signal so when someone goes missing, trained OPP officers can respond to the area where the lost person was last seen and carry out a search with a mobile location tracking system.

He says the support of Domtar and the Manitoulin Northshore Victim Services were vital in launching Project Lifesaver, thanking them for their support.

Photo: Community Safety Officer John Hill says Project Lifesaver is a radio frequency-based tracking system, which is for people of all ages who are high-risk vulnerable persons including those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementias or other forms of cognitive delay. Photos provided by CSO John Hill.

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