White County Public Safety used their drone Monday night to check on reports of someone flashing a light from atop Yonah Mountain.
White County Deputy EMA Director Don Strength, who is a licensed drone pilot, said after the county’s 9-1-1 Dispatch received several calls about the situation, he used the drone to fly to the top of the mountain and check the situation. Strength said they discovered that two people were camping and everything seemed okay.
Since the county put the drone in service, it has been utilized numerous times with fires, searching for individuals, and other situations.
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office also has a drone and licensed drone operator who, this week, helped locate a missing boy who wandered away from home.
Habersham County authorities use drone to locate missing boy