Anderson County authorities said a CodeRED alert helped locate a missing child on Friday. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department explains in the press release below.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to a home on Hinds Creek Road on Friday, May 5, shortly before 11 a.m. on a report of a missing child. A four-year-old boy had wandered away from home, apparently with the family dog. An intensive search began using Sheriff’s K-9 teams including bloodhounds, law enforcement officers from the Sheriff’s Department and other local police agencies, and emergency personnel from several area fire and rescue agencies.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Communications sent a CodeRED alert to residents living in the area to inform them of the missing child. This alert went to all landline telephones within a five-mile radius of where the child went missing. It also would have been sent to anyone who lived in that area and had signed up for CodeRED for their wireless telephone or text messages. [Read more…]