Man Saved from Winter Cold with Help from Project Lifesaver

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An Atlantic County resident is safe thanks to a life-saving program and the county's sheriff department.

On Wednesday, March 7th, at around 5:45 p.m., after all the snow stopped falling, the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office received a call that an elderly man went missing from his home in Atlantic City.

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The man was a client with the Project Lifesaver program, and with the help of his wristband location detector and two of the sheriff department's bloodhounds, officers were able to locate him an hour later and transport him to a nearby hospital.

He was cold and disoriented, but officials say had it not been for his wristband, the outcome may have been much worse.

Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler said the Project Lifesaver Program has been an important tool for elderly residents as well as children with disabilities throughout the county and urges anyone interested in joining the program to call his office or visit

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