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Divers seek $250K police drone from Texas lake

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 29, 2014 at 6:31 am •  Published: April 29, 2014

CONROE, Texas (AP) — Divers have been searching a Houston-area lake to recover a $250,000 law enforcement drone that crashed into the water.

The Houston Chronicle ( ) reported Tuesday that Lake Conroe is being swept to find the nearly 50-pound drone.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the drone, which was purchased in 2011 using a federal grant, malfunctioned and crashed Friday. The accident happened during a training exercise over the lake.

Sheriff's spokesman Brady Fitzgerald says the drone has a camera and an infrared scanning device.

Lake Conroe is about 50 miles north of Houston.