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Port St. Lucie police use drone to locate 2 missing children

Small children found walking along lake
Port St. Lucie Police Department drone
Posted at 11:33 AM, Jan 04, 2021

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Two missing children are now safe after police in Port St. Lucie used a drone to locate them Sunday.

Sgt. Keith Boham said officers responded to the 2200 block of SW Alminar St. after received a report about the missing children.

Police learned two families were having a play date when the children slipped out the front door.

The children apparently went looking for their older siblings, who had just left for a ride on a recreational vehicle, according to Boham.

Officers searched the area but could not locate the small children.

Boham said a police drone pilot and visual observer later responded to the scene and quickly located the two children walking along a lake near their home.

The drone pilot hovered about the children, keeping watch over them until the family picked them up.