Missing man found through LoJack
An 85-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who had wandered away from his Arlington home for six hours Wednesday was quickly located by police through a LoJack person finder program.
The man, who was missing from the 1500 block of Danville Street, was found within 15 minutes once police activated the automatic finder, police said.
The man's family had enrolled him in the Project Lifesaver Program three days earlier, according to police. The program, in which a person wears a wrist-watch sized radio transmitter on their wrist or ankle, is aimed at tracking and rescuing people with cognitive conditions who tend to wander from home.
The transmitter constantly emits a radio frequency signal that can be tracked anywhere. Arlington County police have 11 officers who are are certified as electronic search specialists through Project Lifesaver International.
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