Law Enforcement Drone Crashes Into Texas Lake

Lake Conroe (File)

CONROE (April 29, 2014) Divers are searching Lake Conroe to try to recover a $250,000 law enforcement drone that crashed into the water.

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

Sheriff's spokesman Brady Fitzgerald says the nearly 50-pound drone is equipped with a camera and an infrared scanning device.