We’re waiting for DJI to release their latest update for the number of people that have been rescued around the world with the help of drones. That number must be getting close to 300 hundred now. It was 279 during the DJI Airworks event that took place in October in Los Angeles. This story was shared by Romeo Durscher, DJI’s Senior Director of Public Safety Integration, and it is about an 84-year-old man who had been lost for more than 48 hours but luckily was found with help of a DJI Inspire 2 drone (DJI, Amazon). As the fall season in Estonia tends to get pretty cold, we are happy to report that the gentleman is safely back home now.

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DJI Inspire 2 drone plays crucial role in finding missing person

The search and rescue team, that used a DJI Inspire 2 from the Eesti Lennuakadeemia / Estonian Aviation Academy tweeted:

“We are very happy to report that a 84 year old man, missing for over 48 hours, was today found with Eesti Lennuakadeemia / Estonian Aviation Academy’s drone. After all this time spent outside in moist and cold weather, the man was alive and in quite good condition.”

The drone that played a crucial role in finding the 84-year-old missing man is the DJI Inspire 2 with an X5S camera in combination with a Zuiko 14-42mm lens.

What do you think about drones being used to find missing people? Let us know in the comments below.

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