Peterborough police locate missing man in Cavan; drone guides group to safety

Drone footage of police helping a man through the woods in Cavan south of the city. Peterborough Police Service

Peterborough police say the search for a missing man in Cavan, south of the city, ended successfully on Sunday night.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 6:15 p.m., officers were informed of a man in his 70s who became lost while walking his dogs in a remote area of Cavan-Monaghan Township.

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Police launched a search with several officers and their canine unit, with police service dog Isaac.

Around 8:30 p.m. police located the man and his dogs.

Police then used their drone to help the group navigate safely out of the bush.

“With policing a rural area such as Cavan-Monaghan, tools such as our K9 unit and remotely piloted aircraft system are invaluable to help find people who have become lost or are missing,” said acting police chief Tim Farquharson.

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“We are pleased this situation turned out positively.”

The service shared drone footage of the rescue on their YouTube channel.

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