Drones, thermal cameras used to locate missing Rutherford County juvenile in freezing weather

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A missing juvenile in Rutherford County was located using drone and thermal camera technology Saturday evening.

The Stormpoint Drone Team worked with Rutherford County Fire Rescue and found the juvenile in thick woods, according to a press release.

The juvenile was reported missing near Wade Herrod Road. The two agencies responded to the call and launched a drone with FLIR imaging technology. The technology allowed them to detect heat signatures on the ground, which was especially effective during Saturday evening’s cold weather.

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Using the drone, rescue crews located the juvenile in about 13 minutes, the press release said. The crews then found the juvenile and took them to be evaluated by Rutherford County paramedics.

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Cole Villena Murfreesboro Daily News Journal

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