It all started Friday morning around 5 a.m. when 9-year-old Camille Wesley Corbett was reported missing. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the young girl was last seen Friday morning early on the Northside at a home in the area of 8th Avenue and Prospect Street. Boats, dogs, a helicopter, and drone company FlyMotion have all contributed to the search for the girl. Fortunately, she has been found after an 18-hour search party and has since been reunited with her family.
Drones to the rescue
Drones are quickly becoming part of the standard arsenal of first responders as they are fast to deploy, can access difficult to reach areas, and they are a lot less expensive than traditional aircraft such as search and rescue helicopters.
The search for 9-year-old Camille Wesley Corbett, who went missing Friday morning early, around 5 a.m., consisted of officials and volunteers, who used boats, dogs, a helicopter and a drone company to find the Jacksonville girl. Fortunately, she was found on Saturday after an 18-hour search party and has since been reunited with her family.
The drone company that was involved in the search, is the Florida-based FlyMotion. They used drones outfitted with the new DJI XT2 thermal camera, Aeroscope, FlightHub and their decked-out UAV incident command vehicle to help locate the missing girl.
More often drones are being used to find missing people. We have covered many of these stories here on DroneDJ. Recently, DJI came out with a report that claims that as many as 65 people have been rescued with the help of drones last year alone.
#JSO is searching for missing 9-year-old Camille Wesley Corbett. She’s believed to have left her house around 5 a.m. Officers are searching for her in the area of 8th Avenue and Prospect Street @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/EhdN2lGbO0
— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) May 25, 2018
— Chris Parenteau (@WJXTChris) May 25, 2018
Great news #FindCamille has been successful; she is sound and safe. Drones, XT2 thermal camera, AeroScope, FlightHub and an UAV incident command vehicle were used to assist. @FLYMOTIONmedia @DJIEnterprise #DronesForGood https://t.co/1QAw3adglj pic.twitter.com/bMly0BFoZQ
— Romeo Durscher (@romeoch) May 26, 2018
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