First responders use a drone to quickly locate drowning couple in Texas

During flooding and a tornado warning that affected much of North , five people were saved early yesterday morning by and a drone unit from the Garland and Mesquite and fire departments.

According to a social media post, Mesquite police received a phone call from a couple who said they were drowning early Tuesday morning.

Garland first responders used their drone unit to locate the couple after Mesquite officials could not find them in a wooded area.

The drone also discovered three additional individuals in trouble who were later rescued by Garland and Mesquite fire department personnel.

“Garland PD and FD have always worked hand in hand with our departments and we are thankful to have a great relationship with our neighboring agency for the betterment of both communities. We’d like to thank Garland for their assistance and support, and are thankful for the safe conclusion to the dangerous circumstances this morning,” the police department reportedly said.

First Responders Use A Drone To Quickly Locate Drowning Couple In Texas

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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Slezak / Staff Photographer

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Haye Kesteloo
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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, 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 @ or @hayekesteloo.

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