Missing boy with autism found with Project Lifesaver Program

Missing boy with autism found with Project Lifesaver Program Photo: New York State Police.

May 26, 2019 08:09 AM

HASTINGS, N.Y. (WHEC) — A young boy who went missing in Oswego County was found with the help of the Project Lifesaver Program.

The Project Lifesaver Program provides electronic tracking for people who are considered at risk of getting lost.

New York State Trooper Christopher Gibbs responded to a call of an 11-year-old boy with autism who had been missing for one hour.

Within five minutes of his arrival, Trooper Gibbs was able to deploy his equipment and locate the boy.

The child was inside a vehicle at a car dealership. He was in good health and reunited with his family.

Sheriff's departments in Monroe, Livingston, Seneca, Wayne, and Genesee counties all currently use Project Lifesaver equipment.

For more information, visit Project Lifesaver's website.

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