Police from Bullitt County, Kentucky, used a brand new police drone with a thermal camera to quickly find a missing woman in a wooded area. The woman’s family had spent hours on foot looking for their loved one without success.
According to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, they used their brand-new drone, which was just acquired two days ago, to locate the missing woman who had become lost in a large wooded area near Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
According to a post that was made on social media, the woman’s relatives had looked for their loved one on foot for many hours but had been unable to locate her.
Detective Sergeant Chris Hill found the missing person after about fifteen minutes of searching the area with the drone that had a thermal camera on it.
“The drone allowed us to search an area in minutes that would have taken hours on foot,” Hill said, according to a post from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.
It was only with the aid of the drone that the authorities could find the heat signature of the individual who had gone missing.
With the location information from the drone, police officers and Firefighters could go to the spot and find the lady who had gone missing.
Thermal drones are especially effective when it comes to locating missing people. There are many news stories on DroneXL that explain how police drones are used for good and help to save people’s lives.
If you are a first responder, who uses drones during Search and Rescue missions, be sure to read this Drone Search and Rescue Altitude Guide that will help you fly your drone at the right altitude and with the correct camera angle to improve your chances of success.
Photo courtesy of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.
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