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Project Lifesaver helps find elderly Sudbury woman reported missing on July 2

Woman suffers from dementia and had wandered away from caregivers late in the night

An elderly woman suffers from dementia and was reported missing on July 2 was quickly found in good health thanks to the fact she was enrolled in Greater Sudbury Police Service’s Project Lifesaver program.

GSPS was called on July 2 at about 11 p.m. to a home in New Sudbury. An elderly woman was reported missing. Officers were told she suffers from dementia, and that for her own safety, she was never outside on her own. Her caregivers had been trying to find her for about an hour.

Once the officers learned she was enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program, specialized equipment was used and she was quickly found in good health at 11:30 p.m. at the back of a commercial property.

“Greater Sudbury Police Service would like to use this opportunity to remind the public about our Project Lifesaver  Program and the Vulnerable Person Registry,” said GSPS in a news release. “Both of these programs are designed for specific types of incidents and will  assist our officers in these emergent situations.”

For more details, visit or contact our Missing Persons co-ordinator at 705-675-9171  ext. 2305.


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