One of our local children is missing. Robbie Wood has autism. He bolted from his family while they were touring a battlefield, and his father was unable to keep up. Even Joey can move like lightning when bolting.
The Wood family is living a nightmare I hope I never know- but I know it is a distinct possibility. Joey bolts. Over the past year, it got so bad, we did consider joining Project Lifesaver and having him fit with a bracelet or anklet that would be able to track him. I think more families with bolters/runners (of any age! Project Lifesaver started for tracking people with Alzheimer's who wandered away) should be informed about this program and how to join, so they can consider their needs and have this important option.
If you have a bolter/runner, please consider the option of Project Lifesaver. Sometimes, you just need to find them, fast.
UPDATE: THEY FOUND HIM!!!! Alive and alert, and med-evaced to Richmond. Woo-hoo!!!!