Tracking device finds people who wander

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Posted: June 22, 2013

The Winchester Star

Winchester Deputy Steve Alger holds the Project Lifesaver receiver to detect a signal from a transmitter. Project Lifesaver uses the equipment to locate adults and children who are missing. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
The frequency of a transmitter is dialed into the receiver of the Project Lifesaver equipment. The equipment is designed to provide a timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children wearing the transmitter who wander due to Alzheimer’s disease, autism and other conditions. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Not all those who wander will be lost, thanks to a device the Winchester Sheriff’s Office is using.

Project Lifesaver is a program that includes placing personalized tracking bracelets…

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