Drone used to find missing hiker in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - A drone was recently used to locate a missing hiker in Bedford County, according to officials with the Bedford Fire Department.


On Tuesday, May 12 Company 1 was requested by Co.9 to assist in the search for a lost hiker on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Once on scene, crews say the new drone was launched and was able to pin point where the hiker was located.

A crew assisted the person back who was uninjured but had become dehydrated.

Rescue personnel say this is the second call this month where a drone was used in searching for lost people.


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