Officials in Orange turned to a drone when a woman went missing on Monday, May 25.
Family members told police the elderly woman left with her dog on early Monday morning and had not been seen in three hours, according to the Orange Police Department’s Facebook page.
Happy to report her and her dog are recovering well. pic.twitter.com/0n3JCAHY1j
— Orange Police Department (California) (@CityOfOrangePD) May 25, 2020
Officers responded to a call at 11:42 a.m. to the area of 5100 East Henley Pl. and shortly called in a drone operator to check the hillside of Via Escola near Weston Street, officials said.
During the search, officers located the woman lying on the ground, concealed within large brush, Her dog was by her side.
The Orange City Fire Department transported the woman to a nearby hospital for evaluation, officials said.
“We are happy to report the missing person and her dog are recovering and are in good condition,” officials with the Orange Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “Great teamwork by everyone involved.”
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