MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — In just the past couple weeks, emergency crews in Morgan County have headed out a couple times to search for missing people.
Since then, officials say those families have signed their loved ones up for Project Lifesaver. The program gives people who are enrolled a bracelet with an FM frequency, that allows emergency crews to track them.
“A typical search, something like we’re doing today, can last hours, or days. A typical lifesaver search lasts under 30 minutes,” Chris Mills, Morgan County Project Lifesaver founder.
Chris Mills and his wife Dawn started the program in Morgan County a couple years ago. They had an interest because of their 14-year-old autistic son Nicholas. He wasn’t initially a client.
“About a year ago, not only did he wander off, but he drove off in the middle of the night. It was kind of an eye opening experience for us, because our son can benefit from this program,” said Mills.
Morgan County’s Project Lifesaver just received a grant from the Kendrick Foundation in Morgan County that allowed them to buy some new tools to help with their searches, like thermal imaging cameras, which allow them to work to find missing people in the dark.
Their Project Lifesaver runs only on grants and donations.
If you’d like to help, or for more information, click here to find more information on Morgan County’s Project Lifesaver.