There is no question that search and rescue drones are incredibly effective at finding missing persons. But it’s not often that you have similar events unfolding 600 miles apart on consecutive nights. But this is exactly what happened in Ohio and North Carolina this week. And both times, disaster was averted with the help of drones.
Drones rescue father and son in Lake County, Ohio
On June 27, the drone team at Lake County, Ohio, was called in at about 11:30 p.m. to assist Madison Police in the search for missing persons. A father and son duo had left to kayak down the Grand River at approximately 4 p.m. and had not returned. Ground crews had been searching for several hours with no success and nightfall, coupled with rough terrain, had slowed down their search.
The rescue team wanted to focus on a heavily wooded area with limited access for ground search along the Grand River. And so two teams of drone operators were tasked with searching up and downriver using Mavic 2…