Project Lifesaver helps locate 77-year-old Sequim resident

Sequim Police located a 77-year-old Sequim man less than 20 minutes after he was reported missing and law enforcement officials are crediting the Project Lifesaver Program for his quick recovery.

At 2:53 p.m. on Feb. 27, Sequim Police were notified by the PenCom dispatch center about a 77-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who had walked away from his home in Sequim. The man, last seen around 12:30 p.m., was enrolled in the Sequim Police Project Lifesaver Program because of his family’s concerns about wandering behavior. He was wearing the watch-sized transmitter bracelet fitted to him when he was enrolled in Project Lifesave.

By 3:03 p.m., police were searching the area around his house using equipment designed to receive the specific radio frequency broadcast by the Project Lifesaver client’s wrist transmitter. The search ended at 3:12 p.m., when officers located the man inside The Lodge, a few blocks from his home.

Project Lifesaver Program enrollment has a one-time, low-cost fee and is available by the Sequim Police Department through funding from the Ray and Donna Guerin Family Foundation.

For more information, call the Sequim Police Department at 683-7227 or visit the City of Sequim website at www.sequimwa.gov.

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