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Tracking bracelet credited for swift rescue of Parksville senior

Ian Holmes

socastcmsRssStartIan HolmessocastcmsRssEndA Project Lifesaver bracelet like this one helped SAR officials in Parksville find a missing man with dementia in just 12 minutes.

By Ian Holmes

PARKSVILLE — The president of Arrowsmith Search and Rescue says a simple bracelet may have saved the life of a man with dementia who wandered off in Parksville.

Nick Rivers responded to a report of a missing man late Monday afternoon, but the search was short-lived as he was found on Jensen Ave. near downtown Parksville just 12 minutes later.

Rivers said the quick and happy result was made possible by the Project Lifesaver bracelet the man was wearing.

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