Search and Rescue with Drones


In September 2018 I was asked to help search for a missing hiker in Washington State. I was dropped by helicopter atop Vesper Peak where I flew my Phantom 4 Pro on several search missions on the mountain and valleys below. The experience motivated me to study and learn about the situations where drones had been used to find a missing person. This page is devoted to the use of drones in search and rescue efforts. I am beginning to collect stories and accounts where drones were used successfully to locate a missing person and hopefully save a life.

Eau Claire, WI
Drone credited for helping find missing Osseo man after Silver Alert issued

Lake James, IN
Police use drones to locate missing elderly woman

Corsham, UK
The moment a drone saves a missing pensioner