The Fulton Police Department recently located a missing vulnerable person utilizing a drone in an effort to locate the individual. The family reported the missing person on Monday around 6:25 p.m. after which a City of Fulton drone operator was mobilized to aid in the search and rescue mission.
At approximately 7:50 p.m., the drone was deployed to cover a wooded terrain in the 600 block of Gansvoort Street. By utilizing the thermal imaging feature, the drone operator successfully located the vulnerable person at around 8:12 p.m. The operator then directed ground units to the location of the individual.
Upon being found at around 8:12 p.m., it was discovered that the vulnerable person was in good health. Officers assisted the individual out of the woods and reunited them with their family. Fulton Police Deputy Chief Chris Dempsey emphasized the significance of employing advanced technology for community safety.