The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office and Cowlitz County Search and Rescue recently unveiled a new program entitled "Project Lifesaver." This program is aimed at protecting vulnerable adults who may be at risk of wandering off or getting lost due to confusion, dementia or other reasons.

Project Lifesaver is a wonderful example on how the Sheriff's Office, Search and Rescue and others are coming together to find new and innovative ways to protect the vulnerable adults in our population. With this tool (a bracelet worn by the vulnerable adult), the Search and Rescue Team can use an antenna to locate the missing person, usually within 30 minutes of their arrival on scene. They are in the business of saving lives, and this program is a great example on how they are doing just that.

Please contact Deputy Darren Ullmann at 360-577-3092 at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office for more information. We applaud Project Lifesaver and Cowlitz County Search and Rescue and hope that members of our community will embrace this new lifesaving tool!

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Vulnerable Adult Task Force

Cowlitz County Commissioner

Axel Swanson, Chair

Sarah J. Flohr, Vice-Chair

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