Night Vision Footage Shows Deputies Rescuing Missing Woman - NBC 6 South Florida

Night Vision Footage Shows Deputies Rescuing Missing Woman



    Hillsborough Canal Rescue

    Night vision footage shows the rescue of a woman found in a canal in Hillsborough County. (Published Thursday, July 13, 2017)

    Night vision video released Thursday showed the rescue of an elderly woman who was stranded in a canal near Tampa.

    The woman, identified as 71-year-old Lillian Morales, had been missing for seven hours during stormy weather. Aerial footage showed the moment deputies spotted the woman, using an infrared camera.

    A glowing human heat source was located in a narrow canal near Morales’ home. The aerial search team directed deputies on the ground to the woman.She was found the 71-year-old sitting in knee-deep water.

    Police said she was cold, confused and covered with insect bites. Morales was safely reunited with her family.

    "I personally feel like they saved that woman's life," said the Sheriff's Pilot Stuart O'Shannon.

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