Wrist watch finds man

June 27, 2008 5:10:05 AM PDT
Technology helped Morris County sheriff's officers find a missing 79-year-old man. The man had wondered away from his home.

But he was registered in Project Lifesaver. The program is for those who are at risk of becoming lost because of memory and cognitive changes.

Participants are issued a battery-operated radio wrist transmitter that emits a tracking signal unique to the person.

His family called police when they realized he was missing. Officials located the man in six minutes. He was in Morristown, about a mile from home.

Project Lifesaver also aids children with cognitive disorders.

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Information from: Daily Record, http://www.dailyrecord.com

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