With Thermal Camera This Man Uses Drone To Find A Missing 6-Year-Old

Steve Fines, who was using his drone with a thermal camera for hours, finally received the direction in which to look for the boy.


With Thermal Camera This Man Uses Drone To Find A Missing 6-Year-Old

Recently, a photographer named Steve Fines proved once again that technology, when used right, has the ability to save lives. At the hands of the photographer, a drone with a thermal camera helped to save a 6-year-old boy who had been missing for 10 hours in 30-degree cold.

Last Tuesday, 6-year-old Ethan Haus from Becker, Minnesota got off the school bus and rushed to play with his dog Remmie. Right after that, the child was nowhere to be found.

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With no trace of what might have happened to the boy, a search operation was started.

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More than 600 volunteers joined the efforts to find Ethan, however, the search was made difficult by the cold, as the temperature had plummeted below 30 degrees.


Image credits: Steve Fines

Almost 8 hours after the boy went missing, his footsteps had been found by the volunteers. That’s when professional photographer, Steve Fines, who was using his drone with a thermal camera for hours, finally received the direction in which to look for the boy. “I had seen the shape that I thought was the child and dog,” Fines told KARE 11. After 10 hours of exhausting searching, Fines located the boy with his camera.

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