- COMMUNITY LINKS
ST. MARYS â€“ A rise in the occurrence of cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's disease, dementia and autism has sparked the Elkland Search and Rescue [ESR] team to kick off an initiative designed to better locate individuals who have a tendency to wander.
ESR is taking a proactive stance by asking family members of those affected to also be proactive by filling out a form, "Wanderers Information Sheet," before an incident occurs to act as a tool to help locate the person.
A prepared form can reportedly save the team 30-45 vital minutes in an emergency situation. Each form lists a person's detailed specific information for first responders.