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Thursday, October 17, 2019

A 6-year-old Minnesota boy who had been missing for nearly 10 hours was spotted safe in a cornfield thanks to a drone, authorities said.

The boy, named Ethan, had run off to play with his dog near his home in Palmer Township when he disappeared Tuesday night around 4 p.m., according to the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office.

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Drones: They're not just for delivering Amazon packages any more.

#1 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-17 01:05 AM | Reply

Drones: They're not just for delivering Amazon packages any more.

And the Earth wasn't actually flat... who would've thought....

Idiot.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-17 01:44 AM | Reply

Nothing a loyal dog can't do.

When my youngest sister was 4 years old, she wandered off unseen.

Long story short, after all day of searching with the Civil Air Patrol, a large fraction of the town, cops from 3 jurisdictions, she was found laying in a wheat field after our dog jumped up and down above the wheat to attract attention.

Lot more to the story, but that's it in a nutshell. I'd take the dog over the drone any day

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-17 01:48 AM | Reply

I prefer machines to slaves.

#4 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-10-17 06:06 AM | Reply

Drones: They're not just for delivering Amazon packages any more.

#1 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2019-10-17 01:05 AM | FLAG:

Equusearch has used fixed wing & multirotor drones for S&R for at least 10 years now.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-17 08:14 AM | Reply

Drones don't shed hair all over your house.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-17 09:52 AM | Reply

#4 Well...that was stupid.

#6 They also aren't thrilled to see you when get home, and they don't have puppy breath. BTW, my dog is carbon neutral. How about your cuddly drone?

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-10-17 10:11 AM | Reply

I'm sure your dog is all those things, but still a slave.

#8 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-10-17 12:05 PM | Reply

If you've got a dog breed that can run 80 miles an hour for 2 hours while scanning with FLIR from 400 feet, lets hang out. I want one.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-17 12:09 PM | Reply

If you've got a dog breed that can run 80 miles an hour for 2 hours while scanning with FLIR from 400 feet, lets hang out. I want one.

#9 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG AT

It you have a drone that will know when a little girl is lost and needs protection and needs to be followed, and sticks with her for 12 hours without needing a battery recharge, while protectjng her from danger then alerts a search party to her location, let me know. I want one of those.

#10 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-17 12:23 PM | Reply

A sentry gun on wheels then with a hybrid power train. Probably more fun to hunt with too.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-17 03:41 PM | Reply

Chinese restaurant.

Drone not on menu.

Just saying

#12 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-10-18 11:37 AM | Reply

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