This Week’s Highlight the Rescue
Highlight the Rescue: Project Lifesaver of Sherborn Fire Department
On a cloudy evening on June 12, 2012 shortly after 6:30pm the Project Lifesaver team of Sherborn Fire Department, MA were notified that a participating Project Lifesaver member had gone missing. A 72-year-old man with Dementia had wandered from his residence and already had been missing for nearly an hour and half when the Project Lifesaver team was notified by his wife. Immediately, Lt. Buckler with 2 other Project Lifesaver units was dispatched to the scene where the elderly man had last been seen. One team was mobile, the other on foot. Within 10 minutes a signal was detected by the search team that was tracking the man on foot. He was found nearly a half mile into a wooded area adjacent to train tracks. The elderly gentleman was returned home to his wife safe and unharmed.
Lt. Buckler indicated, “Without the Project lifesaver program this would have been a very labor intensive search since the area is fairly wooded. Searching blind under these conditions would have required significant time and man power and clearly the outcome could have been very different”.
Special thanks to Lt. Buckler for contributing helpful information for this week’s “Highlight the Rescue.”