TOWN OF HASTING (WSYR-TV) — An 11-year-old autistic boy that was reported missing in the Town of Hastings was found by State Troopers in less than five minutes with a quick-response program.
On May 20 around 7:30 p.m., Trooper Christopher Gibbs responded to the report of a missing boy. Gibbs was told the boy was a participant in the Project Lifesaver program — a multi-agency program that provides electronic tracking for young children with autism who often wonder and elderly people with dementia.
Gibbs was able to find the boy less than a half mile from his house inside a vehicle at a car dealership in minutes.
Numerous agencies across the state – as well as the village and town departments — have people trained in the Project Lifesaver program.