Drone, search dog used to find missing man in Garrard County

Courtesy: FB/Garrard Co. EMA/CSEPP

GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Garrard County Emergency Management credits first responders’ skills and use of technology for quickly finding a missing man Monday.

The EMA says a wife called for help after not being able to find her husband on their farm. She said he hadn’t responded to cell phone calls for over an hour.

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Police, Camp Dick Fire Department, Emergency Management, and EMS personnel were all dispatched to the farm.

Ranger, a search dog, locked onto the husband’s scent and tracked it through rough and steep terrain to a creek.

The EMA says mud prints in the creek bottom showed the husband’s direction.

Camp Dick Fire Department used a drone and search crews on foot went to the opposite end of the creek where they found the husband.

He wasn’t hurt and wasn’t aware he had been reported missing.

The EMA says within an hour of searching the husband was reunited with his wife and kids.

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