6-year old Ethan Haus and his dog, Remington, got lost while playing outside their home near Elk River, Minnesota. Law enforcement officers and 600 volunteers began searching for him as night fell.
Among them was Steve Fines, a commercial drone operator. He used one of his drones equipped with a heat sensor to search for the child from the sky. Fines found the boy lying in a cornfield with his dog as the night temperature dropped to 30°F. ABC News reports:
Ethan was seen, with his dog Remington, around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday lying down in a cornfield a little more than a mile east of his home, Sheriff Joel Brott said in a statement.
When first responders reached Ethan, he was cold but otherwise in good health, according to Brott.