Lindsay man uses his drone to help police locate an elderly man

Kawartha Lakes police thanking Scott Moggach for using the drone to help officers find man's tracks in the snow

Kawartha Lakes police are thanking Lindsay resident Scott Moggach, who used his drone to help officers track down an elderly man thought to be in danger after walking on the ice of the Scugog River. (Photo: Scott Moggach)
Kawartha Lakes police are thanking Lindsay resident Scott Moggach, who used his drone to help officers track down an elderly man thought to be in danger after walking on the ice of the Scugog River. (Photo: Scott Moggach)

Kawartha Lakes police are thanking a Lindsay man who literally helped them track down an elderly man.

On Tuesday afternoon (February 2), police received a call from a concerned citizen who had observed an elderly man with a cane walking on the ice of the Scugog River.

Concerned for the man’s safety, police began searching the Lindsay Street North area of the Scugog River where the man was last seen.

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Access to the river in the area was blocked, making it difficult for officers to find any trace of the man.

While conducting the search, officers spoke with Scott Moggach, who was in the area practising flying his new drone and offered to help.

Using the drone, Moggach was able to locate the man’s tracks in the snow — leading police to the elderly man’s home, where he was located safe and sound.

Kawartha Lakes police chief Mark Mitchell with Lindsay resident Scott Moggach. (Photo: Kawartha Lakes Police Service)
Kawartha Lakes police chief Mark Mitchell with Lindsay resident Scott Moggach. (Photo: Kawartha Lakes Police Service)

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