Members of Oranmore, Loughrea Civil Defence and Ballinasloe Civil Defence responded to reports of a missing 15-year-old at 00:15am Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. They responded immediately with a thermal drone and ambulance crew.
The teenager was found safe and well just before 5am and was assessed by a Civil Defence Paramedic and EMT. Crews were stood down at 6am.
See the attached link for photos of their thermal imagery to see how well it detects people at night time
Thanks to the crews who responded immediately after the call came in, and to the air traffic controllers at the Irish Aviation Authority for their assistance in ensuring safe drone operations.