Drones Guide Rescue Personnel to Hunter Lost in Woods Near Wilmington

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that rescuers used drones to help find a young hunter lost in the woods in Eastern North Carolina, officials said. The hunter, who officials described as a “young man,” got lost on the afternoon of Saturday, April 23, in the Pulp Road Game Lands in Winnabow, according to a Facebook post from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said it deployed its aviation and drone units to search for the hunter by air. Once the units located the hunter, they guided officers with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to him, the sheriff’s office said. Rescuers then used an ATV to bring the officers and hunter out of the woods. The sheriff’s office also thanked the 911 operators and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission for assisting.

Author: Mike Jackson