Missing Norfolk man in ‘lucky’ police drone rescue


Media captionDrone finds missing man stuck in marshes

A man who went missing and was found by a police drone up to his armpits in water said he was “lucky to live”.

A major search was launched for Peter Pugh, 75, from Brancaster, Norfolk, after he disappeared following a walk home through fields on Saturday at about 17:10 BST.

It was only when a drone was sent up that Mr Pugh was spotted in dense reed beds at Titchwell Marshes on Sunday.

Police said the technology was key in helping them find him quickly.

Recovering in hospital, Mr Pugh said he knew the area well and decided to plough on through fields despite the ground becoming unstable, thinking it would improve further ahead.

After tripping and falling a few

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