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Search Continues For Missing Boater In Denton County

September 11, 2019


. HAPPENING NOW AS WE JOIN YOU AT SIX THE SEARCH FOR A BOATER MISSING FOR NEARLY A DAY. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR MATTHEW MINOR AROUND DENTON. HIS SON WAS FOUND SAFE THIS MORNING. WE ARE LIVE WHERE DRONE TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING WITH THIS SEARCH. Reporter: POLICE BELIEVE THAT THE PAIRS BOAT MAY HAVE ENCOUNTERED SOME SORT OF RANDOM ACCIDENT ON THE WATER OVERNIGHT. THEY ARE NOW USING DRONES TO SEARCH WHERE THESE OFFICERS CAN’T. SEARCHERS ARE DETERMINED TO FIND MATTHEW. WE ARE HOPEFUL. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR. FOUND SOUTH IN. Reporter: DRONES PLAYING A KEY ROLE. IT’S KNOCKING A LOT OF TIME OUT. WE ARE ABLE TO CLEAR A LOT OF AREA QUICK AND THEN WE ARE ABLE TO SEARCH A LOT OF AREA YOU THAT CAN’T GET BOATS IN TO OR DOGS. Reporter: BARRY MOORE IS PART OF THE RESPONSE TEAM MADE UP OF SEVERAL AGENCIES WITH DRONES. WE ARE ABLE TO ZOOM IN TIGHTER TO THE GROUND AND THAT HELPS. Reporter: MATTHEWS BOAT RAN AGROUND LAST NIGHT WITH A CELL PHONE, FOOD AND SHOES INSIDE BUT NO TRACE OF PASSENGERS UNTIL THIS MORNING. HIS SON OLIVER WALKED UP TO SEARCHERS BARE FOOT, POLICE DON’T KNOW HOW HE SURVIVED. THERE WAS QUITE A FEW HOURS HE WAS BY HIMSELF IN THESE CONDITIONS. Reporter: HE IS SCRATCHED BUT OKAY. HE SAID HE WAS COLD AND THIRSTY. HE WANTED JUICE AND THAT WAS IT. Reporter: THE FAMILY DIDN’T WANT TO GO ON CAMERA BUT SAID THAT MATTHEW IS AN AVID BOATER. HIS WIFE SHARED THIS PICTURE TAKEN YESTERDAY JUST BEFORE THEY SET OUT ON A FISHING TRIP. NOBODY EXPECTED TO FIND A 2- YEAR-OLD THIS MORNING. WE WILL CONTINUE THIS AS A SEARCH AND RESCUE UNTIL SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENS. Reporter: DOG TEAMS NOW OUT SEARCHING. NO WORD WHEN THEY WILL END TONIGHT BUT I’M TOLD THAT FRESH TEAMS AND SEARCHERS WILL BE

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