A vulnerable person is someone who due to a medical, mental health or physical condition may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to themselves or to others. This could include an inclination to wander, the inability to communicate, fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites, etc.) and social responses (fear of strangers, aggression).
Our officers are trained to recognize signs of disorientation of individuals, but there are ways you can help us. There are programs available that may increase the likelihood of a vulnerable person being returned home safely.
If an individual is found alone and they are part of the Vulnerable Persons Registry, Sault Search and Rescue’s Project Life Saver or Medic Alert we will be able to easily identify them and get in touch with their caretaker.
To learn more about these programs and others please visit some of our partners.