Hunter Stranded in Woods Led to Safety by Drones: Sheriff
A stranded hunter was led out of the woods of Eastern North Carolina on Saturday after local authorities deployed remote-controlled drones.
The hunter, whose name and age have not been released to the public, became lost in the woods of the Pulp Road Game Lands in Winnabow, North Carolina, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office reported via a Facebook post. While details about his identity were withheld, the post referred to him as “young” several times.
In response, the sheriff’s office deployed its aviation and drone units, and was promptly able to locate the hunter from the sky. From there, the drones were used to lead officers with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to the man, with officers eventually bringing him to safety on all-terrain vehicles.
“Thankfully, the young man was okay—exhausted from the scary experience—but unharmed and very grateful!” the sheriff’s office’s Facebook post read. “Job well done by our 911 Telecommunicators who got first responders…