DRONE USED BY ROANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HELPS LOCATE MISSING ELDERLY WOMAN

Roane County deputies responded this week to a call in Ten Mile involving an elderly female with dementia who had rang a neighbor’s doorbell and then wandered away from her home.

Upon arrival, officers began their search, which included their drone “Shadow”.

Utilizing the drones F.L.I.R. capability, deputies were able to locate an image of what appeared to be a person in a wooded area at the bottom of a steep embankment.

Officers and medics responded to the scene and found the woman.

After checking her for injuries, paramedics and deputies assisted her safely back to her family.

(The picture in the story was taken from the drone showing first responders with the woman while they prepare to transport her from the scene)