La Plata County search teams have greater tools to find missing hikers

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La Plata County search teams have greater tools to find missing hikers

Drones used in search-and-rescue mission for the first time
Tom McNamara, La Plata County Emergency Management coordinator, prepares an unmanned aerial vehicle to fly above Albert Creek on Tuesday during a search for a missing hiker. It was an early opportunity for search-and-rescue teams to use the UAV in a mission, helping lower costs to find the missing hiker.
A New Mexico National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was used to help look for Hesse, who had been missing since Sunday.
Anne Rapp and Stefaan Bultinck take their horses into the backcountry to assist in the search of a missing hiker on Tuesday near Haviland Lake north of Durango. The hiker, Melikai Hesse, found his way out of the forest on Tuesday afternoon.

La Plata County search teams have greater tools to find missing hikers

Tom McNamara, La Plata County Emergency Management coordinator, prepares an unmanned aerial vehicle to fly above Albert Creek on Tuesday during a search for a missing hiker. It was an early opportunity for search-and-rescue teams to use the UAV in a mission, helping lower costs to find the missing hiker.
A New Mexico National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was used to help look for Hesse, who had been missing since Sunday.
Anne Rapp and Stefaan Bultinck take their horses into the backcountry to assist in the search of a missing hiker on Tuesday near Haviland Lake north of Durango. The hiker, Melikai Hesse, found his way out of the forest on Tuesday afternoon.
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