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Tech Smart: Project Lifesaver Comes to Gadsden County

Project Lifesaver
Posted at 8:14 AM, Jul 09, 2015
and last updated 2017-05-30 11:42:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Project Lifesaver is providing wrist or ankle transmitters to residents in Gadsden County who are at a higher risk of wandering.

If the person goes missing, the family notifies Project Lifesaver who sends a trained team to the location of the wandered. According to authorities, those who use Project Lifesaver are found in an average of 30 minutes.

Maggie Maddox, a case manager & Project Lifesaver coordinator for the Alzheimer's Project, and Tia Thorpe, victim advocate for the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, joined us on WTXL Sunrise about the initiative. Check out the interview below. 

If you have a family member you would like to enroll in the program, call Tia Thorpe at (850) 875-8838 for more information.