Camera drones are among the most helpful innovations out there. Not only can they be used for photography, but they can also be utilized for search and rescue operations.
The officers of Colorado’s Fremont County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) experienced firsthand how these drones could help them in their job. Their training on how to use the flying device doubled as an operation to find a Golden Retriever that had been missing for months.
It’s an interesting story, so stick around.
The missing Golden Retriever
According to reports, the Golden Retriever spotted by the FCSO was actually a survivor of a car accident. Farrah, the dog, was traveling with her owner’s dad when the man experienced a seizure and got involved in a car crash. The dog ran from the aftermath of the accident and went to the nearby wilderness.
Taylor Salazar, Farrah’s mom, knew that the Golden Retriever was alive. Some residents in the area where the dog vanished had surveillance clips of her. However, they were not able to capture her.
It seemed that the dog would keep evading attempts to rescue her. Thankfully, the FCSO’s dispatcher got a bright idea. The dispatcher knew that the sheriff’s office’s drone team would have a training mission with their flying devices. With that, the team held their training where Farrah went missing.
A few minutes into the training, the deputies spotted the dog using the drone’s infrared camera. Salazar then lured Farrah back to her with chicken.
Ultimately, the dog was reunited with her fur mom.
Farrah’s home now
It was reported that the missing dog returned home weighing only half her previous weight. She also had an injured leg that required amputation.
Salazar was ecstatic to be reunited with her dog. Farrah’s importance to Salazar was immeasurable since she was the woman’s link to her husband who sadly succumbed to cancer.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 via YouTube