Canadian Police use drone helicopter in search

Aeryon Scout

An Aeryon Scout is assisting Canadian Police officers in a missing man search.

Chatham-Kent police will use a drone helicopter today to search for Brandon Sands, a 25-year-old Wallaceburg man missing since Dec. 24.

Sands was last seen leaving a house party around 1 a.m. Police say he left after feeling ill and vomitting and was not wearing a coat. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, brown running shoes and a white sweater.

With the assistance of Aeryon Labs Incorporated from Waterloo, Chatham-Kent police will deploy a remote-controlled drone helicopter, starting in downtown Wallaceburg.

Last week some 60 volunteers gathered to search for Sands, but came up empty-handed.

Sands is described as six feet tall, 160 pounds with brown eyes. Half his head is shaved bald while the other half is cut very short.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chatham-Kent Police Major Crime Unit at 519-436-6616.  Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).