October 2022 | Chester County Sheriff’s Office Drone Team (SC)
💥AGENCY SUCCESS STORY - OCTOBER 2022💥
We are excited to announce our first (although later than expected) Agency Success Story recipient for October, 2022.
Congratulations to the Chester County Sheriff's Office (SC) Drone Team for #SavingLivesWithDrones. We shared this when it was dropped back in September, an amazing story of drone operator / pilot Junior
Donaldson locating the victim, Ms. Pate, nearly 50-hours after she initially went missing. Yes, Incredibly, 50-hours. There were dozens and dozens of ground units searching for over two days when Junior's DJI Enterprise #M300 hit a visible target in the slight opening in the tree canopy over a creek during a mission. He said he couldn't believe it, he saw her legs up across a rock. Moments later he directed grounds units in to the creek and first responders helped save Ms. Pate's life.
More stats on this particular mission;
- victim missing 12pm on Tuesday
- drone located victim 2pm on Thursday
- 22 total drone deployments
- 6.51 hours of flight time
- 49.1 miles flown
Again, an incredible success story. The persistence to continue flying for several days on a mission, absolutely resulting in Ms. Pate being alive today, proves drones and effective operators do save lives.
Solid work! 🤜🏻🤛🏻 #AIRWORX is honored to support and serve your agency!
<Operator James Donaldson and Ms. Pate>
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