Drones to the Rescue Stories March 6

Drone and search dog help find missing man on family farm

A drone and a search dog were used to help find a missing man in Garrard County, Kentucky. Garrard County Emergency Management credits the skills and use of drone technology of the first responders as it made it possible to quickly find the missing person last Monday. Another example of drones involved in search and rescue.

Drones to the Rescue Stories February 22

The police of the City of Fremont in California used a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual equipped with a FLIR camera to find a missing teenager. The Fremont police dispatch received a call last Tuesday, February 5 at around 8:30 PM from the California Highway Patrol, requesting an outside assist to help find a student from the California School for the Deaf.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is holding a special Drone Safety Webinar for public safety officials on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 2 pm EST. The webinar is titled: “Drone Safety: It’s the law.” You can find out more about this event below.

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Drones to the Rescue Stories February 19

More stories of drones doing good this week! On Monday afternoon, a 15-year-old girl who was stranded on the ice of Lake Michigan was rescued successfully after being located with the help of a drone. Members of the Park Township Fire Department deployed a drone (a DJI Mavic 2 it seems based on the photos) to locate the girl. She was found at the bottom of a ledge about 1,000 feet offshore west of the observation deck on the shore of the Idlewood Beach neighborhood.

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Drones to the Rescue Stories February 18

We have reported on many stories in which people’s lives have been saved with the help of drones. This time it is a border collie that has suffered a broken leg after being hit by a vehicle that has been rescued by a drone. The dog had gone into hiding days after the accident but was found by Jamie Jewell, a volunteer for Drone SAR For Lost Dogs UK.

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Drones to the Rescue Stories January 9

Police and fire departments from Brownsville had joined forces Monday night to locate and rescue an 88-year-old man who was reported missing. According to Brownsville Police Department Spokeswoman Melissa Gonzalez said Luis Reyna Zuniga’s family had informed the police that the elderly man went missing around 5:30 pm. In the end, it was with the help of a thermal drone that the man was found. The drone possibly saved Zuniga’s life, according to police. Over the last few years, many people’s lives have been saved with the help of drones.

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