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Drones help locate 15-year-old missing girl from Mooresville, NC

Drones were used by the Mooresville Police Department and Mooresville Fire Rescue in the search for a missing 15-year-old girl, who was last seen at the intersection of Montebello and Plantation Ridge Drive. This is the lastest example in which drones are used for good and often times help find missing people much faster than done by traditional methods.

Drones help locate a 15-year-old missing girl

15-year-old Selena was safely found around 8 am on Friday morning, according to the Mooresville Police Department. Details of the exact location where the missing girl was found were not disclosed by the police. According to WBTV, officials said that search and rescue crews had searched the Morrison Plantation neighborhood.

On Friday morning to police department shared the following message on Facebook.

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: Selena has been found and she is safe! Thank you for all the assistance.

UPDATE: Search crews will be on foot patrol and using drones to continue to search in the Morrison Plantation neighborhood this evening. Please be aware they will have flashlights and may be searching close to homes. If you have any concerns, please call 911 and they will verify. THANK YOU for all the assistance provided this evening.

Mooresville Police Department and Mooresville Fire Rescue are currently searching for a missing 15 year old Hispanic female. She was last seen at the intersection of Montebello and Plantation Ridge Drive. Selena is 5’3″, approximately 110 pounds. She has long black curly hair, braces and was last seen wearing a Beige Hoodie, Blue Jeans, and Purple Birkenstock Sandals. If you have seen Selena or have any information on her location, please contact Mooresville Police Department at 704-664-3311.

Other people commented on Facebook saying that they were very grateful for the help provided by the police and fire departments.

“Great news. Thanks Mooresville Police Department. My family sleeps well at night because you have the watch. Can’t communicate how much we appreciate you.”

What do you think about police and fire departments using drones to help locate missing people? Let us know in the comment below.

Photo: Mooresville Fire Department

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Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews. Haye is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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