North Carolina Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing Child With Drone

Last Thursday night, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina used its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to successfully locate a missing 11-year-old girl within 15 minutes’ time.

According to an announcement from the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched at 10:30 p.m. on March 1 to a residence in Jackson Springs, N.C., in response to the missing child.

Lieutenant Tim Davis, a drone pilot for the sheriff’s office, deployed a DJI Matrice 210, which was able to detect a heat signature in a nearby wooded area across the highway. Davis then called in deputies, who found the missing girl sleeping under thick tree limbs and brush, the sheriff’s office says …

Unmanned Aerial | March 5, 2018

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