RPD Drone Helps Rescue Injured Camper

A man who injured himself in a wooded area of Redding was found thanks to a Redding Police drone. Monday morning a woman called police and said her husband, 59-year-old Thomas Daly, had gone camping on Saturday somewhere along the Sacramento River Trail to test some camping equipment. He called her on Sunday and said he had fallen and injured himself, but he didn’t know exactly where he was. Police used off road motorcycles and their drone to search along the trail and found the camp hidden amid tall bushes on the south side of the river about a mile and a half from Court Street. It could only be seen from the air. Daly was injured, dehydrated and confused and was transported to a hospital.