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Massachusetts Officers Locate Missing, Endangered Man Following Search

Officers with the Holyoke (MA) Police Department were relieved to bring to a positive conclusion the search for a man who has been missing since July 1.

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OceanAlpha Launches Unmanned Surface Rescue Vehicle (USRV)

According to OceanAlpha, its Dolphin 1 water rescue robot can be easily stored, transported, and deployed.

Colorado Bloodhound Helps Locate Missing Wyoming Girl

A bloodhound with the Jefferson County (CO) Sheriff's Office and its handler were in Wyoming over the weekend on an unrelated call when they were called upon by local police to aid in the search for a missing 12-year-old girl.

Lake Assault Boats to Build Versatile Patrol and Emergency Response Craft for PA Unit

The City of Pittsburgh (PA) River Rescue Unit has selected Lake Assault Boats to construct a 30-foot EMS river rescue vessel. "This new rescue vessel will respond to just about any emergency – from a medical situation on a river cruise ship, to a SWAT team's mission or a fire on a fishing boat," said Division Chief Raymond S. Everitt.

Missing Colorado Officer Found Dead

First responders in Eagle County, CO, have ended their search for a deputy who had not been seen since Tuesday. He was found dead in the 2011 Dodge pickup truck he was last seen driving.

Project Lifesaver International Receives Prestigious International Humanitarian Award

Project Lifesaver International (PLI) has been awarded the Humanitarian Xcellence Award by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International for its use of DJI drones to locate missing persons.

Florida Department Welcomes New K-9, Asks Residents to Name Her

The Bradenton (FL) Police Department recently introduced its newest member of the ranks, a 9-week-old Bloodhound puppy set to begin training in search and rescue operations.

Video: California Department Deploys Drone to Locate Missing Deaf Teen

The Fremont (CA) Police Department recently released video of an incident in February showing how an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a thermal imaging camera helped to locate a child missing from a local school for the deaf.

Video: CHP Helicopter Rescues 2 Hikers from Yosemite Crevasse

Late last week, the California Highway Patrol Air Unit was called upon to help locate and rescue two hikers at Yosemite National Park. The agency posted video footage to its Facebook page of the ensuing operation.

Maryland Department Adds K-9 to Help in Searches for Missing Persons

Officers with the Bowie (MD) Police Department welcomed a new member to its ranks—a 13-month-old bloodhound puppy.