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Posted: Apr 29, 2014 5:31 AM

Updated: Apr 29, 2014 5:31 AM

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 (http://bit.ly/1h9x8vc ) 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.

Topics: Drone Crash-Lake

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