Drone View of Brush-Covered Hillside Helps Police Find Missing Woman

The woman, reported missing by family members about three hours earlier, can be seen on the ground with her dog by her side.

Video from a drone shows a missing woman hidden behind brush.
Orange Police Department

The view from a drone high above a hillside helped officers locate a senior Monday who had been missing for three hours in Orange. 

Family members said the woman and her dog disappeared Monday morning. Officer responded to a neighborhood near Via Escola and Weston Street. 

A drone operator spotted the woman on the ground behind brush with her dog by her side. Both were in good conditions, police said. 

UAV-Locating Missing Person

On Monday, May 25, 2020, at 1142 hours, officers responded to the area of ‪5100 East Henley Place‬ regarding a missing elderly person. Family members said she left with her dog and had not been seen in 3 hours. Officers searched the area and used one of Orange PD’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to check the hillside of Via Escola near Weston. During the search with the UAV, officers located the female lying on the ground, concealed within large brush with her dog. The The Orange City Fire Department responded and transported her to a local hospital for evaluation. We are happy to report the missing person and her dog are recovering and are in good conditions. Great teamwork by everyone involved. #locatedmissingperson

Posted by Orange Police Department on Monday, May 25, 2020
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