Albany Police Successfully Utilize Drone to Locate Missing Person

High-Tech Search: Drone's Thermal Imaging Leads to Swift Rescue

In a remarkable display of modern policing techniques, the Albany Department successfully located a missing person on Saturday, leveraging the advanced capabilities of their .

The operation began around 5:30 p.m. after officers responded to a call from a residence on Sand Street about a 39-year-old individual who had left his home in a concerning manner, reports CBS 6 Albany.

Utilizing the individual's cell phone to track his location, officers traced him to the vicinity of Slingerland Street and Oneida Terrace. He was spotted running through the woods behind 98 Slingerland Street.

In a crucial move, the Albany Police deployed one of the department's drones to assist in the search.

The drone, equipped with thermal imaging capabilities, played a pivotal role in this successful operation. It enabled the officers to locate the missing man in the wooded area of 98 Slingerland Street, despite the challenging terrain and limited visibility.

The missing individual was found around 7:15 p.m., thanks to the drone's advanced technology. He received immediate on-site treatment from emergency medical personnel and was subsequently transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital for further evaluation.

This incident not only underscores the effectiveness of drones in operations but also highlights the Albany Police Department's commitment to integrating innovative technology in public safety efforts.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

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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One comment

  1. I can almost guarantee the drone was from DJI and the U.S government still wants to ban the use of those great life saving drones. These are the kind of story’s that should be in the Washington Post. Maybe the senator’s can be shown proof how how great DJI drones are.

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