Police use drone to help save the life of missing woman

WILTSHIRE Police used a drone to help save the life of a 83-year-old woman with dementia who had been missing for more than five hours.

The police drone was deployed to Corsham last weekend to assist officers following the report of the woman missing late in the evening.

Believing that she was at a high and potentially immediate risk of harm, they called on specially-trained police search officers and volunteers to assist in searching a wooded area near to where she was last seen.

They included police dog handlers, the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter and Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR).

The police drone was dispatched and also arrived at the scene around 30 minutes later.

The drone is equipped with a thermal imaging camera which can be viewed live by officers on the ground to help them search large areas

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