Saturday 18 November 2017

WATCH: Incredible moment police drone finds missing 81-year-old woman

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

A missing 81-year-old woman was found in a cornfield after police in the US used a drone to track her whereabouts.

Mary Brown was out for a walk near her home in Randolph County, North Carolina last weekend when she lost her way among a large field.

Police were called after Mary failed to return home, but they had difficulty getting around the large area of crops.

The drone was then deployed to find the missing pensioner. The device managed to track down Ms Brown in around 25 minutes.

Randolph County Police said they were delighted they sound return Ms Brown to her home safely.

"The family expressed their gratitude for the quick response. I am very proud of all of our team in making this safe return," said Sheriff Robert A. Graves .

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