Drone joins search for missing woman as police find body on Table Mountain

schumi

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A team operating a drone was called in on Tuesday to help search for a woman from Stellenbosch who went missing on Table Mountain at the weekend.

Western Cape emergency medical services (EMS) spokesperson Deanna Bessick said a missing person's report had been opened with the police.

“The woman has been missing since Monday ... She was seen walking up the mountain on Friday February 19 and her bag was found during the early hours of Saturday on top of the mountain, in the Fountain Ravine area. The drone is being flown down to conduct a search,” she said.

The drone was operated by the EMS drone rescue project team.

Meanwhile, as the search continued, the police confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the body of an unidentified woman had been located on Table Mountain. Spokesperson Sgt Noloyiso Rwexana said the identity of the person would be confirmed once a DNA test had been conducted.

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...-woman-as-police-find-body-on-table-mountain/
 

ForceFate

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Someone was reported missing.
They searched and found a body.
DNA tests to be done to identify the body
If it's not the person they're looking for, search continues.
 

Sollie

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Someone was reported missing.
They searched and found a body.
DNA tests to be done to identify the body
If it's not the person they're looking for, search continues.
I doubt the last sentence. DNA tests are not exactly fast in South Africa. They will probably continue searching for a while, not call it off yet ...
 

Creag

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I would like to think that using drones will become the go-to from the start of a search. It covers so much more territory in a relatively short space of time.
 
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