Fire and Rescue Service drone finds missing person
On Thursday, 23rd July 2020 at 02:37am, firefighters from Newcastle Emlyn and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) were called to assist the Police at a search for a missing person in the Trelech area.
Police dog units and National Police Air Service were also in attendance during the search for the missing 75-year-old woman.
At approximately 5:20am, the woman was located by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s USAR drone in a nearby field and taken to hospital as a precaution.
Area Manager Justin Lewis, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said “This is another excellent example of partnership working between Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Dyfed Powys Police. During this search, we worked alongside their dog handlers and, once we located the woman, we were able to guide them to find the lady in the undergrowth.
For this missing person search, we deployed a Sky Ranger drone and used its thermal camera to locate the woman, as the lack of light and undergrowth would have made it more difficult to find the individual with a standard camera.”