Using his drone, New York man finds dog lost for 10 days in the woods

Brian James with Meadow.
(Image credit: Screenshot/YouTube/ABC News World News Tonight)

After seeing a flyer about a missing golden retriever named Meadow, Brian James knew that if he used his drone to fly over the spot where the puppy was last seen, he had a chance of finding her.

Meadow became lost in the woods in Andes, New York, last month, and her owners, Gary and Debbie Morgan, quickly plastered flyers everywhere and spread the word online. That's how James learned about the search efforts and decided to get involved. "Everybody's got the capability to help," he told World News Tonight. "You never know what will come of it."

James headed to the woods and flew his drone up above the trees, looking closely at the images being captured by the device. As soon as he saw a patch of white, James zoomed in and saw that it was a dog. He ran to the area, and was greeted by Meadow, who was uninjured and thrilled to see him after 10 days on her own.

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Meadow was reunited with the Morgans right before Thanksgiving, and Debbie told World News Tonight her family was "just so grateful for Brian for showing up when he did and being able to rescue her." Catherine Garcia

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