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Hiker Uses A Drone To Locate A Dog Lost For 10 Days And Helps Her Reunite With Her Family 

Hiker Uses A Drone To Locate A Dog Lost For 10 Days And Helps Her Reunite With Her Family 

One day, Gray Morgan decided to visit his family with his wife, Debbie. He left his dog, Meadow, at home in Troy because they planned to return quickly. 

But, when they came back, they were met with an unpleasant surprise – Meadow was nowhere in sight.

After they couldn’t find her, this desperate family posted on Internet platforms that their white Golden Retriever was missing. Although many people helped them in the search, they could not locate Meadow for 10 days. They only knew that she was last seen in Andes, New York.  

The Morgans slowly started to lose hope. But, that was until one professional videographer stepped in with his brilliant idea. 

Cutest White Dot

Brian James, a young man from Cairo, New York, saw the post about the missing white goldie in Andes, New York. He didn’t think much before deciding to join the rescue mission.

In addition to being a videographer, he was also a licensed hiking guide and drone pilot. Because of that, he thought he could be the ideal figure for this type of mission considering that the dog was most likely lost in a rocky forest. 

Brian knew he didn’t have much time, so he immediately decided to embark on a several-mile journey to the forest in the Andes to finally begin the rescue.

“I am realizing that she might be easy to see from the air if we find her before snow,” Brian said in a YouTube video he recorded during this rescue mission. 

When he reached the edge of the forest, he spread out all the equipment he had brought with him, and which he needed to realize his plan. 

It took him a few minutes to set everything up, and then his drone finally took off. Brian remained on the ground holding the controller and looking at the camera that showed large areas of the forest from the air.

After around 15 minutes into the flight over thick woodland, Brian saw a white dot on his drone monitor. It was none other than Meadow. 

“She had a leash on and snow melted enough to be able to see her,” Brian said in the video while rushing to that location through the woods. 

After breaking through the branches, an excited exclamation could be heard: “There you are girl!”, and the white dog was in an increasingly close-up. 

He finally arrived at that place where the drone located her. Since Meadow was still very frightened and timid, Brian’s first few attempts to lure her were unsuccessful. 

However, after that, he laid down on the ground and started calling out to her to gain her trust. Then, she finally approached him, and when he fed her, she no longer had any doubts about this human. 

It was clear that Gary and Debbie would finally be able to hug their favorite girl after 10 desperate days of being separated from her.

They Were Over The Moon

Even from the car, Brian could see how happy and excited Meadow’s parents were while waiting for her in front of their house. 

When she got out of the car, they both hugged her and then continued to pet her. It was necessary to make up for the long 10 days they were separated. Meadow, on the other hand, acted as if nothing had happened – like it was not a big deal. However, one thing exposed her. 

“I was loving all over her but she acted like no big deal,” Gary said of reuniting with Meadow in an interview for WHIO. “But then when we got ready to leave that spot — usually Meadow doesn’t get in the car and normally you have to pick her up and put her in the car. Not this time. She jumped up in the car [and] laid down. Kind of looked at me like, ‘Let’s go.'”

The Morgans were also thankful to the man who made this reunion possible. “[We’re] just so grateful for Brian for showing up when he did and being able to rescue her,” Debbie said in an interview for ABC News

However, Brian was very modest in his answer and did not even want to accept the reward that the Morgan family promised to whoever found their Meadow.

“If you see an opportunity where you think you might be able to help, go for it,” Brain said at the end of the video. “You’ll never be worse off.”

The very fact that he succeeded in doing such a good deed was the greatest reward for Brian.