All hands on deck after man reported missing at Greenway
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There were rescue boats, a drone, a K-9 officer and even a helicopter.
In the end, however, everything worked out, as a man emerged from the woods at the Oconee River Greenway roughly three hours after first being reported missing on Thursday night.
The rescued man, who reportedly has some developmental challenges, told law enforcement officers that he "was trying to outmaneuver the drone," which is why he remained in the woods for so long. The Milledgeville Police Department's drone is equipped with infrared FLIR technology.
The first call was made to 911 at 9:24 p.m., and the search initially centered around the old powerhouse along the Greenway, which is where the man was last seen. Roughly three hours later, the man was finally found, scraped up and scratched but without serious injury.