Project Lifesaver helps locate missing Roseville boy in just 20 minutes

- Firefighters from 4 departments used the Project Lifesaver tracking program to locate a 10-year-old child with autism who was reported missing Sunday in Roseville, Minn.

For a monthly fee, Project Lifesaver provides a bracelet with a radio transmitter, which helps emergency responders zero-in on a missing person’s location. A network of Ramsey County fire departments recently took over the initial Project Lifesaver response, which led to quick action in this case from firefighters in Roseville, St. Paul, Maplewood and Little Canada.

This child was out for a walk with a social worker when he ran off. He was found about 20 minutes later in a field, just 4 to 5 blocks away. A State Patrol helicopter was preparing to launch at the time of the safe recovery.

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