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Lost horse riders found with drone

January 26, 2019

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say Florida deputies used a remote-control drone to find two people who went missing while riding horses.

A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office news release says deputies responded to the Edward W. Chance Reserve last weekend following reports that a 46-year-old woman and 12-year-old girl had been lost for more than four hours.

Concerned about the impending sunset, deputies spent about 52 minutes searching the area with a drone. The riders were eventually spotted, and deputies responded to the location in an off-road vehicle.

The stranded equestrians were led to safety. No injuries were reported.

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