Texas' Brownsville Police and Fire departments use UAS to locate elderly man



The Brownsville Police and Fire departments in Brownsville, Texas recently collaborated to locate a missing 88-year-old man using a UAS.

Approximately three hours after the man was reported missing, he was located in a grassy area by the fire department thanks to the UAS. The man was then transported to a local hospital, and as of Tuesday, Jan. 8, was in stable condition.

“This rescue was a team effort with a great response from the Brownsville Fire and Police Departments,” says Brownsville Fire Chief Jarrett V. Sheldon.

“The drone is a significant resource for rescues, wildfires, training and any situation that limits our visibility on the ground. We combine our life-saving skills with the latest technology for a safer community.”

The investigation was led by detectives from the Brownsville Police Department, who eventually reached out to the Brownsville Fire Department for help during the search.

Video footage of the rescue can be seen below:

Missing Man Rescue from Brownsville.TV on Vimeo.