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Quadrocopter Employee Matt Ragan uses Drone to aid in search for missing Montana Hunter

Posted by Adele Scholl on 9/28/2015
Quadrocopter Employee Matt Ragan uses Drone to aid in search for missing Montana Hunter
While Matt Ragan is not training people to fly at Quadrocopter, or film with his company Birds Eye of Big Sky, he dedicated his time to help in the search efforts to find missing Montana hunter, Rob Carter.

After 7 days of searching, and Rob was still missing, and the search efforts called Matt Ragan in to assist the search with his Drone. Using his Inspire 1 Drone and Drone Deploy mapping software he helped created these high resolution images to aid in the search.

Drone Deploy Search Area

Drone Deploy Search Area 1

Rob Carter went on his annual hunting trip to Wisdom, Montana last week. He is an experienced woodsman who has spent most of his life in Montana. He missed his return date and has been out of contact since Friday September 18th. There is a ground search for him with co-workers from Plum Creek, two of his children, trained search and rescue teams including dogs underway right now. They have found his trail and continue to search for him in this remote region.

Rob Carter Search Effort Base Camp
Search Effort Base Camp photo by Birds Eye of Big Sky/ Matt Ragan

Thank you Matt for dedicating your time.

Searchers found the body of a missing Kalispell hunter Sunday afternoon approximately one mile from where he had parked his truck in the woods near Wisdom, Montana.

The Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office and Beaverhead Search and Rescue had been assisted in the weeklong search by numerous agencies and volunteers, including Flathead County Sheriff and Search and Rescue, Ravalli County Sheriff and Search and Rescue, the Madison County Search and Rescue, Two Bear Air, Butte Lifeflight, search dog teams from Montana and Canada, private fixed wing and helicopters, an aerial drone company from Montana, Plum Creek Lumber Company, the Beaverhead National Forest Wisdom Ranger District, Montana DNRC Dillon Office, hundreds of citizens from western Montana, and the friends and family of Carter.

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