Project Lifesaver Helps Find Wandering Cheyenne Kid

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By Reece Monaco – 9 Feb ’15

A missing 8-year-old boy was once again quickly located by authorities on Sunday thanks to child’s enrollment in Project Lifesaver.

The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department says the program involves radio wristbands that emit a tracking signal which can be picked up by law enforcement officers. Enrollees are typically adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.

Captain Linda Gesell reports that deputies responded to the 200 block of Waltersheid after getting a call from the boy’s parents at about 8:15 pm and used hand held receivers to help them find the boy hiding under a horse trailer about 100 feet from his house.

Deputies had also responded to the same location on January 29th and found the boy using the tracker on the Project Lifesaver wristband.