Espanola and Manitoulin Island are now benefitting from Project Lifesaver, in partnership with the Manitoulin OPP.
Constable John Hill, community safety officer, says Project Lifesaver utilizes a wristband, radio frequency and antennas, which use a frequency-based tracking system to track 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 was vital in launching Project Lifesaver, thanking them for their support.