Search for Lost/ Disoriented Individuals
By Chief Andrew Kettle
October 31, 2021

At approximately 10pm last night, Charlestown Rescue, Cross' Mills Fire Department, and Charlestown Richmond Fire Department were dispatched to assist Charlestown Police Department with a lost/ injured party in the woods near the Moraine Preserve. While that party was assisted from the woods, it was learned there was another person lost/ disoriented in the woods. An exhaustive search was undertaken utilizing multi- disciplinary search teams and K9 teams from South Kingstown Police and Narragansett Police. At approximately 130am, a ground team of CARS personnel assisted by a Flir thermal imaging camera and Town of Charlestown, RI drone located the lost/ disoriented individual. They were guided out of the woods and evaluated by our volunteers. One person was transported to Westerly ED and all units were clear by 2am.