‘High-risk’ missing man found alive after help from fire service’s drone

Police successfully located a high-risk missing person on Sunday (July 22) after receiving help from

Police successfully located a high-risk missing person on Sunday (July 22) after receiving help from Suffolk Fire and Rescues high-tech DJI Inspire drone. Picture: Twitter / @FenCops - Credit: Archant

A man who went missing from his Coates home was found alive yesterday after police officers received help from Suffolk fire service’s eye in the sky.

Police successfully located a high-risk missing person on Sunday (July 22) after receiving help from

Police successfully located a high-risk missing person on Sunday (July 22) after receiving help from Suffolk Fire and Rescue’s high-tech DJI Inspire drone. Picture: Twitter / @FenCops - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Fire and Rescue assisted Fenland police with their state-of-the-art DJI Inspire drone – worth around £3,000 - when trying to locate the missing man.

Officers were alerted during the early hours of Sunday (July 22) that the man had gone from his home and was of high-risk.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: “A National Police Air Service helicopter from Boreham attended during the night to assist with a search.

Police successfully located a high-risk missing person on Sunday (July 22) after receiving help from

Police successfully located a high-risk missing person on Sunday (July 22) after receiving help from Suffolk Fire and Rescue’s high-tech DJI Inspire drone. Picture: Twitter / @FenCops - Credit: Archant

“Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service also assisted with their drone unit to help with search as it got light.”


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Police say the eye in the sky helped with the search as it “could cover a large search area”.

Fen Cops tweeted: “@SuffolkFire assisted @FenCops this morning with a high risk missing person with the use of a drone which could cover a large search area.”

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Police confirmed the man was found alive later Sunday morning.

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