Drone takes to air to search for missing dog - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Drone takes to air to search for missing dog

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

At least one drone took to the air in Arlington as the community came together to search for a missing dog.

It started with a post on social media.

Kelly Bolding's dog, Kodi, went missing January 27. He was last seen running down Highway 64 in Hickory Withe in Eads, Tennessee.

Mike McDonald's wife spotted Kodi running down the side of the road.

“Then she said ‘You might want to take your drone up and look for it,’" McDonald said. "That’s all it took for me to be interested.”

McDonald's drone has not spotted Kodi, but it has led to dozens of people joining the search.

McDonald said it is just one way he can use his drone to help others, but as a hobbyist, he is careful about where he flies it.

“Generally [it's OK] as long as you’re less than 400 people, you’re not over crowds and people, and you’re not effecting search and rescue," McDonald said.

He said he hopes someone spots the dog and can somehow, someway get it back to the owners.

If you think you've found Kodi, call his owners at 901-605-1170.

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