Friday, January 8, 2016

Incident occurred January 08, 2016 Hampstead, Pender County, North Carolina

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County Emergency Manager has confirmed it was a drone that crews were looking for Friday night.

Earlier, Scott Brown with Pender County Emergency management said crews were searching for either a downed plane or downed drone near Hampstead.

Brown said dispatch received a call around 8:30 p.m. from a witness who said they saw a lit aircraft take a nosedive and disappear.

Law enforcement and other emergency crews searched in the area of Howards Landing and Forest Sound Drive.


HAMPSTEAD, NC (WECT) - Coast Guard and Pender County emergency crews searched for a downed drone in Hampstead between the Howards Landing and Forest Sound subdivisions Friday night. 

Six or seven fire, EMS, search and rescue and emergency management crews responded.

According to Petty Officer First Class Adam SanSoucie with the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard was dispatched to the Intracoastal Waterway.

A 9-1-1 caller reported seeing red and green lights fly by and then they disappeared and looked like it may have taken a nose dive into the water.

Crews were able to locate the drone.


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