81-Year-Old Woman Found Alive In Cornfield Thanks To Drone

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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.

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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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