Device helps deputies find Ishpeming Township child

May 16, 2013

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, MI--   An child with autism lost in Ishpeming Township has been found, thanks to a tracking device.  

Devices like this can be critical in helping to find autistic kids who have wandered off.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was called Wednesday to the North Lake area on a report that the 8-year-old child wandered away from home while playing. 

Using life tracker equipment deputies were able to locate the child a short time later on the family’s property. 

officials say the life tracker device was successful in this case because the family effectively maintained it and conducted frequent status checks.