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Yorktown Cops Use Tracking Device To Help Find Man With Dementia

Yorktown Police used a tracking device to find an elderly man who had wondered from his home on Sunday, Jan. 19.
Yorktown Police used a tracking device to find an elderly man who had wondered from his home on Sunday, Jan. 19. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Police rescued an 86-year-old man with dementia from a ditch on Sunday, Jan. 19 thanks to a tracking device, according to Patch.com.

The man was wearing a bracelet that is connected to a tracking service called Project Lifesaver. The bracelet emitted a radio signal when he wondered away from his home, and police were able to track him down within 30 minutes, Patch.com reported.

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