N.C. Wing sUAS Team Credited with Helping Save Missing Woman
CAP’s small Unmanned Aerial Systems program has recorded its first life saved, thanks to a successful North Carolina Wing search Aug. 17 for an elderly dementia patient.
The sUAS team — (from left) Majs. Ricky Jones, Capt. Robert Rimmer, team leader, and Maj. Doug Moody — was deployed to join the search in Scotland County, North Carolina, along with two ground teams. The state Emergency Management System requested CAP assistance after a 78-year-old woman wandered away from her senior living home, and the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center authorized the mission.
After the woman was located, the sUAS and ground teams were recognized by First Air Force's AFRCC for their contributions in saving her.