http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/safety/LIFESAVER0717.html Police this week were able to locate a missing man within minutes of a search thanks to a bracelet that transmitted a signal with his location. When Barbara Kerrigans 22-year-old son, Andrew, disappeared Thursday afternoon, the River Vale resident searched the house while her husband headed to the car to look for him outdoors. But when they both couldnt find Andrew, who has Prader-Willi syndrome, a chromosome disorder, Kerrigan called the Bergen County Sheriffs Office and the River Vale Police Department. Andrew, whose parents said has wandered off before, is enrolled in the sheriff departments Project Lifesaver program. Those in the program which also includes people who suffer from Alzheimers disease, autism, dementia and bipolar disorder wear a bracelet with a transmitter used to locate them. Within fifteen minutes of being dispatched, officers found Andrew on Kociemba Drive, a few houses away, said Ben Feldman, a spokesman for the sheriffs office. We were so relieved, tremendously relieved, Kerrigan said today. Sherriff Leo McGuire said that since the program was introduced in 2004, the number of people involved has steadily increased. It costs about $400 a year to enroll, but funds are available to assist families who cant afford that, McGuire said. We are very pleased that we are able to provide this service to the folks who need it most, and to be able to allow loved ones or family members to be able to sleep well at night knowing that well be able to bring their daughter or son home safely and securely, McGuire said. Andrew has been in the program for less than two years, Kerrigan said. Before he got the bracelet, Andrew was once found eight miles away from River Vale, she said.