N.C. Deputies Send Up Drone in Successful Missing-Person Search

The Randolph County, N.C., Sheriff’s Department is thanking its new drone program for successfully locating a missing elderly woman on Sunday.

Citing Sheriff Robert A. Graves, the department wrote in a Facebook post that deputies responded to the incident at 11:30 a.m. and called in both the K9 unit and drone team, one of the department’s “newest projects.”

Searching among “difficult terrain” and a cornfield, the drone pilot, Officer Adam Krolfifer, tracked down the missing woman within 25 minutes’ time.

“I am thankful to hear the good news of the safe return of the missing person,” said Graves, via Facebook. “The family expressed their gratitude for the quick response. I am very proud of all of our team in making this safe return. Keep up the great work!”

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