Divers seek $250K police drone from Texas lake

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Divers are searching a Houston-area lake for a $250,000 law enforcement drone that crashed into the water last week

The nearly 50-pound drone is equipped with a camera and an infrared scanning device.

CONROE, TX (AP) - Divers are searching a Houston-area lake for a $250,000 law enforcement drone that crashed into the water last week.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the drone malfunctioned and dropped into Lake Conroe during a training exercise Friday, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office uses the drone for emergency management, missing person recovery and other operations including filming above tactical officer activities, Fitzgerald said. The nearly 50-pound drone is equipped with a camera and an infrared scanning device, and was purchased in 2011 using a federal grant.

Lake Conroe is about 50 miles north of Houston.


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