Woman rescued from hiking trail in Scottsdale with help of drone
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A woman was rescued off of a hiking trail near Scottsdale on Saturday.
Scottsdale and Phoenix Fire rescue crews were able to rescue a woman in her 60s off of Ringtail Trail in northeastern Scottsdale early Saturday morning. Officials said she called 911, saying that she was having heat exhaustion symptoms and needed help. A Scottsdale Fire Department drone was able to locate her and assist crews in finding her location.
“The biggest thing is it’s about safety for the citizens and safety for our firefighters,” said a Scottsdale fire official. The department has six drones, all of which can fly 400 feet and 5 miles away from the drone pilot. Because of the live stream capabilities of the drones and its ability to transmit exact coordinates to firefighters, drones could mean the difference…