Drone helps find a missing woman in Malaysian jungle

A woman who had been missing since last Friday was found in the jungle in Kampung Nyior Manis, Malaysia with the help of a drone. According to the officer-in-charge of Pekan Fire and Rescue Station Wan Samsul Effendi Wan Mahmud, the 31-year-old woman was found at 4.20pm last Saturday. A member of the public had used his drone to find her in the jungle.

Drone finds missing person

According to the Malay Mail, the officer-in-charge said that:

“The woman, believed to be suffering from depression, was found in the jungle about 200 meters from her house, and in a fatigued state with minor cuts all over her body. By using the drone belonging to a member of the public, we managed to detect movement in the jungle and eventually found her.”

The woman had first been reported missing at 10:15 on September 7th. The case was passed on to the local police for further action.

As long-time readers of DroneDJ know, many missing people have been found with the help of drones over the last few years. DJI has even started to keep track of all the life’s saved with the help of drones. Romeo Durscher, DJI Director of Public Safety Integration recently tweeted that close to 160 people have been saved with the help of drones.

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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at haye@dronedj.com or @hayekesteloo