Drones have now been directly involved in saving the lives of more than 1,000 people around the globe, says DJI. The world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology says it has compiled hundreds of separate incidents worldwide where drones have played a crucial role in search and rescue missions. 

The key thing to note here is that DJI’s tally does not include incidents when a drone was simply used as part of a larger search process. Only those happenings are counted when a drone directly located, assisted, or helped rescue a person in peril.

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One of the most recent examples involved two hikers in New York State who lost their way at nightfall and were unable to lead rescuers to their location as their mobile phone battery was running low. The Sheriff’s Office UAS Unit finally found them with the help of a drone equipped with a thermal camera.

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Source: dronedj.com