MORRISON COUNTY -- A program used to help find and rescue people with cognitive disorders is being implemented in Morrison County.

Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen says they've been using the Project Lifesaver program to help find people who are prone to wandering.

Project Lifesaver is a community based public safety and non-profit organization. People enrolled in the program wear a small personal tracking device and when a caregiver reports them missing they can be found usually within 30 minutes.

People with alzheimers, autism, down syndrome, dementia and other disorders that can cause wandering, can benefit from the Project Lifesaver program.

If you would like to talk with a Project Lifesaver Coordinator, call the sheriff's office at 320-632-9233 and ask for Deputy Al Yoder.