A 45 year-old man suffering from a traumatic brain injury became lost and disoriented. A deputy sheriff specially trained and equipped by Project Lifesaver was able to locate the man 1.5 miles from his home within 20 minutes.
An 80 year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease wandered from her home at night. The family contacted Project Lifesaver upon learning she was missing. Two Sheriff's vehicles equipped with Project Lifesaver equipment arrived on the scene and located the woman laying in a tobacco field, she had wandered into the field, fell, and could not get up. Rescuers reported that a person standing up to 10 feet away would not have noticed that a person was laying there. The helpless woman could have died if not located by Project Lifesaver.