NY drone pilot finds lost pup that had been missing for over a week

A drone pilot used his unmanned aircraft to find a Golden Retriever pup that had been missing for over a week in a wooded area near Andes, NY.

NY drone pilot finds lost pup that had been missing for over a week

Thanks to the power of the Internet a lost pup was safely returned home after being missing for 10 days in the woods. Drone pilot Brian James, of Cairo, New York saw a flyer online about the missing one-year-old pup Meadow.

James, who is a licensed hiker and drone pilot was moved by the outcry for help and decided to help search for the missing dog with his drone.

“I'm realizing that [it] might be easy to see her from the air if we find her before snow [falls],” said James, who is a licensed hiking guide and drone pilot.

Ny Drone Pilot Finds Lost Pup That Had Been Missing For Over A Week 1

drone pilot Brian James from Andes, NY used his drone to find the missing pup.

" data-medium-file="https://dronexl.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screen-Shot-2020-11-26-at-08.06.03-1000x586.jpg" data-large-file="https://dronexl.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screen-Shot-2020-11-26-at-08.06.03.jpg" class="size-full wp-image-7013" src="https://dronexl.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screen-Shot-2020-11-26-at-08.06.03.jpg" alt="NY drone pilot finds lost pup that had been missing for over a week" width="1342" height="786" title="NY drone pilot finds lost pup that had been missing for over a week 3" srcset="https://dronexl.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screen-Shot-2020-11-26-at-08.06.03.jpg 1342w, https://dronexl.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screen-Shot-2020-11-26-at-08.06.03-1000x586.jpg 1000w, https://dronexl.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Screen-Shot-2020-11-26-at-08.06.03-768x450.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1342px) 100vw, 1342px">
NY drone pilot Brian James from Cairo, NY used his drone to find the missing pup.

James went to Andes, NY, and used his drone to canvas the wooded area where Meadow was last seen. It didn't take long for the NY drone pilot to spot a patch of white.

“I was able to get a visual on Meadow from the air,” said James.

He rushed to the location where he had seen the pup and reunited Meadow with her family shortly after. The family was overjoyed to have Meadow safely returned home, reported Good Morning America.

“At the last second, he saw a small white dot on the forest floor. … It was Meadow,” said owner Gary Morgan.

Gary and his wife, Debbie Morgan are thankful for James' help and glad he brought his drone along for the search.

“[We're] just so grateful for Brian for showing up when he did and being able to rescue her,” said Debbie Morgan.

James said that anybody can help.

“Everybody's got the capability to help,” he said. “You never know what will come of it.”

DroneXL's take

Over the last few years, we have seen drones often play a crucial role in missions. Especially drones that are outfitted with thermal cameras have shown to be very effective in finding missing people and animals. Thermal drones are not very expensive and should consider adding these devices to their set of tools. However, even regular drones can be helpful as this NY drone pilot has shown in this story.

Droneu Marketing Banner Ad 1

Stay in touch!

If you'd like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors, and reviews, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or…

Subscribe to our Daily Drone News email.*


Submit tips If you have information or tips that you would like to share with us, feel free to submit them hereSupport DroneXL.co: You can support DroneXL.co by using these links when you make your next drone purchase: Adorama, Amazon, B&H, BestBuy, eBay, DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec. We make a small commission when you do so at no additional expense to you. Thank you for helping DroneXL grow! FTC: DroneXL.co uses affiliate links that generate income.

* We do not sell, share, rent out or spam your email, ever. Our email goes out on weekdays around 5:30 p.m.

Photo credit: ABC

Discover more from DroneXL

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.


Proposed legislation threatens your ability to use drones for fun, work, and safety. The Drone Advocacy Alliance is fighting to ensure your voice is heard in these critical policy discussions.Join us and tell your elected officials to protect your right to fly.

Drone Advocacy Alliance
Follow us on Google News!

Get your Part 107 Certificate

Pass the test and take to the skies with the Pilot Institute. We have helped thousands of people become airplane and commercial drone pilots. Our courses are designed by industry experts to help you pass FAA tests and achieve your dreams.

pilot institute dronexl

Copyright © DroneXL.co 2024. All rights reserved. The content, images, and intellectual property on this website are protected by copyright law. Reproduction or distribution of any material without prior written permission from DroneXL.co is strictly prohibited. For permissions and inquiries, please contact us first.

FTC: DroneXL.co is an Amazon Associate and uses affiliate links that can generate income from qualifying purchases. We do not sell, share, rent out, or spam your email.

Haye Kesteloo
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, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He 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.

Articles: 3642

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

en_USEnglish (United States)