6 police drones help find missing Fla. man
Police were able to find the 77-year-old man with the help of the tech
By PoliceOne Staff
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A sheriff’s office’s drone unit was key to locating a missing 77-year-old man.
According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the man, who suffers from health and mental challenges, was already missing for two hours when police were contacted on April 17.
The agency’s Drone Operations Unit divided the search and deployed six drones to find the missing man.
Drone Pilot Cpl. Harley Terrill was able to locate the man through a canopy of trees. Police immediately responded to the man’s location where he was found safely and returned home.
The rescue was the first time a drone led the sheriff’s office’s rescue.