Police deploy drone to find man in woods after 33 hours missing


A blind man has been found in the woods by an emergency services drone, the Connecticut Police Department confirmed.

After being missing for 33 hours, the 62-year-old man was found within 30 minutes once the drone took to the skies.

A CNN report details how the police said they were able to locate the man about 100 yards into the woods and down an embankment where he spent the night in temperatures around 9 degrees Fahrenheit.

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A brother of Richard Doty had alerted the Enfield Police Department after not hearing from him since Friday morning.

In a statement on Facebook the Enfield Police Department said: “Due to the temperature, there was concern about hypothermia and it was clear that time was of the essence for a successful outcome.”

While Lt. Nolan, working on the mission, told CNN: “It is becoming more common for us to use drones.”

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