Drones save three lives in separate US incidents
Activity by US drone operators were critical in saving a trio of lives in recent days, including a youth in Colorado’s whose DJI craft spotted an otherwise hidden vehicle flipped in a sinkhole over the weekend.
Those aerial outings on Friday and Saturday added more evidence to the ways drones can be beneficial to daily life – and life itself – above and beyond the familiar, practical uses in business and public service applications. In both of those unrelated incidents, the elevated perspective of UAVs, and revealing images improved onboard tech provided, resulted in accident victims being rescued from otherwise fatal situations.
The first of those occurred Friday near the town of Sacred Heart, about 115 miles west of Minneapolis, MN, where a police drone was used to locate a man who’d collapsed on railroad tracks – just as, it was then discovered, a speeding train approached just two miles away. Quick calls to the line operator…