Drone helps with early hours search for missing man in Norwich

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A drone was called to help search for a man in Norwich early this morning - Credit: PA

A drone was used to help search for a missing man in Norwich early this morning following reports he was in a distressed state. 

Police were called at 3.50am with a drone being called from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service's headquarters at 4.20am for the operation. 

A spokeswoman for Norfolk Police said the man was found safely shortly after 5am.

The ambulance service also attended and the man was taken to hospital as a precaution.