Police used a drone to find a missing woman who had collapsed unconcious in a field late at night.

Officers began searching an area near Kilton Forest Golf Club and the Bassetlaw Showground but were faced with a nearly impossible task on Wednesday (May 19) morning due to the pitch black conditions and the sheer scale of the area.

A police drone was sent up into the sky and began to hover over the area at around 1.30am.

Using its high-tech thermal imaging camera the drone was able to identify a single human heat source almost immediately and led officers to it.

The missing woman was then located and taken to hospital for potentially life-saving medical treatment.

Chief Pilot PC Vince Saunders said: “Our drone capability has many uses – from crowd control to monitoring and assisting with arresting suspects. However, where they really excel is in finding missing people quickly and efficiently.

“In this case the officers on the ground were faced with a race against time to locate…


Source: www.nottinghampost.com