Project Lifesaver has clear-cut goal

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RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are working on a new program to help find runaways. Several recent runaways have motivated police to take action.

The program, Project Lifesaver, has people who are considered “high risk” to wear a bracelet or anklet. They have special needs or may be elderly and have a tendency to wander.

Loved ones are given a device to alert them when the person gets a certain distance away from home. They can then contact police who have their own tracker to find the person.

The cost of the program is about $5,000 including equipment and training.

Police are looking for funding support from local businesses. Country Companies is already donated $1,500 to the cause.

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