Rick Allen, one of the world’s best known and most accomplished mountaineers was believed to have perished after an accident on Broad Peak, the world’s 12th highest mountain. However, a DJI Mavic Pro drone that was launched from K2’s base camp found him alive and moving. Allen has successfully been rescued and is now safe at K2’s base camp.
Drones to the Rescue Stories Yesterday
Drones to the Rescue Stories July 11
On Tuesday, July 10, the Jasper County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Office released information about a joint investigation together with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Together the departments had recently been able to locate missing father and child with a drone within 15 minutes after the duo had been missing for half a day.
Drones to the Rescue Stories June 28
Drone company DroneUp from Chesapeake, VA is assisting in the search for a Williamsburg couple that went missing earlier this month in California. William and Susan Schmeirer were on a cross-country road trip when they disappeared in the Mojave Desert in California. On June 13th, their car was found abandoned at the Amboy Crater Trailhead parking lot.
Drones to the Rescue Stories June 27
Yesterday, the Fire Department of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana flew their DJI Matrice 210 with dual camera setup for the first time ever in heavy rain. On Twitter, they reported that: “She performed like a champ!”. Since March of this year, DJI Enterprise has increased their efforts to break into the commercial drone market and specifically the first responders. As we know, drones can help to save lives and it is good to see more first responders starting to use them.
Drones to the Rescue Stories June 18
A major search and rescue operation in the UK, involving a helicopter, has successfully been closed after a police drone spotted the missing 75-year-old men in a Norfolk reed bed, 24 hours after he was last seen.
Drones to the Rescue Stories May 31
Last Sunday, a drone rescue mission from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Kīlauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, helped guide a resident who was trapped at his residence to a team of rescue workers, who were on their way to evacuate the civilian. The individual was instructed to follow the drone back to safety. The unmanned aerial system (UAS) team could keep track of the person visually as he was instructed to use his cell phone’s flashlight. Meanwhile, the team was also assisting the rescue workers in their effort to reach and evacuate the resident.