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.
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.