15 year old girl safe at home thanks to Project Lifesaver

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A 15-year old girl is safe at home today all because of a program called Project Lifesaver.

On Thursday night, the Ector County Sheriff's Office was notified that a teen was missing.

Officials say the girl has down syndrome.

But luckily, she was wearing a special bracelet that emits a signal.

Called Project Lifesaver, that bracelet lets law enforcement track down a missing person.

It took the officers 6 minutes to locate the child.

She was discovered unharmed in a vacant field about 3-blocks south of her home in West Odessa.

Project Lifesaver is operated by the Ector County Sheriff's Office.