Search For Missing Woodbury Man Could Lead To More Drone Use

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association officials said the recent use of a drone in the search for a vulnerable man who had disappeared from his Woodbury home is a sign that drone use is going to increase.

Director Jim Franklin told the Pioneer Press that the association is scrambling to put together standardized recommendations for drone use by law enforcement agencies.

The missing man was eventually found by the Minnesota State Patrol, not the drone supplied by Green Remote Aviation. But Woodbury Police spokeswoman Michelle Okada said the department found it to be extremely helpful.

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