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Port St. Lucie nonprofit saves lives with groundbreaking missing persons tech.

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TLDR: A nonprofit in Port St. Lucie is using radio technology to locate missing persons, particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease or autism. The device emits a strong and steady beep that can be detected by law enforcement officers using the organization’s tracking technology. Since its inception in 1999, Project Lifesaver has helped locate about 4,270 missing persons. Local law enforcement agencies have seen the effectiveness of the technology and have partnered with the nonprofit to use it. The technology not only saves time in finding missing individuals but also helps prevent incidents like drowning, especially for those on the autism spectrum who are at a higher risk. Project Lifesaver is active in several counties in Florida and other parts of the country.

A nonprofit in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is using a device that emits a steady beep to help locate missing persons, particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease or autism. The device uses radio technology, and law enforcement officers can detect the signal from the transmitter bracelet worn by the missing person. Since Project Lifesaver began in 1999, it has helped locate about 4,270 missing persons. Local law enforcement agencies have partnered with the nonprofit to use the technology. The bracelets not only save time in finding missing individuals but also help prevent incidents like drowning. The Autism Society of Florida reports that children with autism are 160 times more likely to drown than their neurotypical peers. Project Lifesaver is active in Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties in Florida, as well as other parts of the country.

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