IRONTON — The presence of emergency vehicles and a Crow Wing County drone in Ironton Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, stemmed from a welfare check.

According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in just after 7 a.m. from a man who requested ambulance service for chest pain and mental health issues near Silkstone Road and County Highway 30. Sheriff Scott Goddard said the caller requested no law enforcement presence.

Emergency responders could not locate or contact the subject, Goddard said just before noon Wednesday.

“It was really a vague call, but our due diligence was to at least search the area best as we could and see if we could locate anyone out there, which we were not able to do,” Goddard said.

The sheriff’s office cleared the scene just before noon, and Goddard said responders will wait for more information if any comes in.