Drone Finds Missing Elderly Woman

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

A missing 81-year -old North Carolina woman was found within 25 minutes with the aid of a drone. 

The drone spotted the woman in a cornfield near her home, hovered over her and guided Randolph County police officers to the exact location. The initial search, conducted with the aid of dogs, was slowed by rough terrain, according to a posting on the office's Facebook page. 

"The Drone program at the Sheriff's Office is one of our newest projects and one more project in our effort of going from 'Good to Great' in professional community service," Sheriff Robert A. Graves posted. 

Watch the drone video of the rescue »