We were very fortunate to have someone (who wishes to remain anonymous) donate a drone to our organization this summer. We were in Boiling Spring Lakes this past week, looking at the damage caused to Alton Lennon Road, due to the breach of the Sanford Dam. We were attempting to video the area with our drone when a big gust of wind came up and blew it into the top of a 50+ foot pine tree. We attempted to remove it from the tree, but the battery went dead. We both thought that that was the end of our drone.
We decided to head towards the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Office to see if our friend Chief Brad Shirley could possibly help us. Along the way, we stopped at a store and ran into a man who was working in the area. We told him what happened and he said he’d try to help us get it down. He followed us back to Alton Lennon Road and within 5 minutes we had our drone back! He used a long switch gear pole. It worked like a charm.
We just want to publicly thank Matt for helping us! He refused to let us pay him for his time, but we did manage to coerce him into letting us take a photo so we could post it on our website. He thanked us for what Alligator Alliance does and he seemed thrilled to have been able to help us recover our drone. THANK YOU SO MUCH MATT! You saved the day!