Alzheimer’s patient rescued from canal in Indian River

Alzheimer’s patient rescued from canal in Indian River

Indian River, Fl-On June 9, 2018 at approximately 1105pm Officers from the Indian River Shores Department of Public Safety were dispatched to a missing persons call at the John’s Island subdivision on 500 block of Coconut Palm Road.  The missing person was identified as an Alzheimer’s patient who had wandered away from home.

Sergeant Bart Crosby from Indian River Shores DPS immediately deployed five Officers and two detectives from Indian River Shores. Then, he requested mutual aid from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and Indian River County Fire/Rescue.  Captain Mark Shaw from Indian River Shores DPS arrived and set up a command post.  An exhaustive search was undertaken by Officers, as well as three Deputies, two K9 handlers, and the helicopter and crew from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.  John’s Island private security also assisted in the search.

The search provided no clues until approximately 144am. Then Officers Jake Maikranz and Dustin Crouch of the Indian River Shores Department of Public Safety were sent by Captain Shaw to a home down the road from the house.  During the investigation Captain Shaw had found out that some time ago the victim had wandered away and was found at that residence.  Maikranz and Crouch located the victim in the water behind that house.  As they entered the water the victim slipped below the surface and did not come back up.  They were able to locate her under the surface, carry her to a nearby dock, and remove her from the water.

She was treated at the scene by Indian River Shores DPS personnel and transported by Fire/Medics from Indian River County Fire/Rescue to Indian River Medical Center where she remains in stable condition.

The name and address of the victim are not being released due to medical privacy concerns.

 

 

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