Blind man lost in Connecticut woods for 33 hours in freezing temperatures rescued thanks to police drone
A blind man who became lost in the woods in the freezing cold for more than 30 hours in Connecticut was rescued thanks to a police drone.
Cops were called Saturday by the blind man’s brother after he couldn’t reach him, according to the Enfield Police Department. After an investigation, authorities learned the man, who was not identified, had not been seen since 10 a.m. the previous day.
Temperatures that night had dipped to about nine degrees, police said. Fearing the man was lost in the freezing cold overnight, Enfield police reached out to the Vernon police department for assistance in finding him.
That department has an officer who flies a drone, and they used it to search the woods where they believed the man might have gotten lost.
“After approximately 30 minutes of searching, the male party was located by the Vernon Officer via drone approximately 100 yards into the woods, down an embankment, hidden from view,” Enfield police said.
The blind man, who was also disoriented due to medical conditions, had been lost in the woods for some 33 hours, police said. EMS treated him at the scene and he was taken to the hospital.