Drone to the Rescue in Heart-Stopping Cornfield Search

In a remarkable display of modern technology's role in law enforcement, a drone was instrumental in saving a man's life in Sumner County, Tennessee. The Sumner County Sheriff's Office employed the use of this aerial device when a routine welfare check took a dramatic turn.

Sumner County Chief Deputy Eric Craddock recalled the three-minute rescue operation that had deputies following a blood trail and a discovered razor blade into a 50-acre cornfield. With the crops standing five to six feet tall, visibility was severely limited.

Craddock stated, “It's not like the deputies can just look out across the field and see the subject. This is something that would have taken quite some time to do a grid search for.”

Recognizing the need for an elevated viewpoint, the officers swiftly decided to deploy their drone. A decision that paid off within moments when they spotted the man.

Describing the drone footage, Craddock explained, “You'll see the deputies over here on the right-hand side of the screen start getting directed towards the subject so they can provide life-saving care.”

Thanks to the quick thinking of the authorities and the drone, the man survived his harrowing ordeal.

This experience further solidifies the role of drones in law enforcement operations, with Craddock reportedly noting, “The calls for service are only going to increase, so tools like this drone that make us more efficient and able to make a quicker response, are invaluable.”

Drone To The Rescue In Heart-Stopping Cornfield Search

Drones are increasingly becoming valuable allies for , used in various situations such as finding missing children, tracking down runaways, responding to Silver Alerts, and preventing harm to individuals. This incident serves as a poignant example of how can aid in saving lives.

You can read more stories about how drones are being used for good here on DroneXL.

Photos courtesy of WKRN.com

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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.

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