RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. -- A woman who wandered away from her Randolph County home was found alive and safe all thanks to the Sheriff’s Office drone.
Missing Woman Found In Cornfield
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said the 81-year-old woman who was missing has dementia.
Mary Brown said she got lost near her home .
"[The cornfield] ain't too far, I went a long way from there. I went to the river and then backtracked," Brown explained.
She was found in a cornfield, less than 25 minutes after she was reported missing all thanks to the drone.
The Randolph County Sheriff's Office has had the drone for only a month in a half. In that time, they rescued Mary, filmed two homicide scenes, and even caught a suspect who ran away from a drug arrest.
The Sheriff's Office says it plans to get some infrared capabilities to find people even faster using heat and hopefully purchase another drone.
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