VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Project Lifesaver is one of the most successful programs in Hampton Roads and is aptly named.
The program helps authorities find missing senior citizens. Wednesday, the technology helped save a father who had strayed from his family in North Carolina.
Virginia Beach Police were notified and through On-Star, found the man 15 minutes after his daughter called, concerned for his safety and those around him.
"He had a form of dementia and that's what was causing the issues," Officer Allen Perry with the Virginia Beach Police Department told WAVY.com. "He is not capable of driving from a standpoint he's a danger to himself and others when he's on the road."
If you would like to sign a loved one up for Project Lifesaver, click here .
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