Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are increasingly being used by emergency services in situations where they can respond faster and more effectively than humans. And in some cases these crews have even used bystanders’ drones, according to DJI.
The report reveals that 31 of the 59 “lives were saved during floods, as drones spotted missing people and in some cases delivered rescue ropes and life jackets so they could be brought to safety” while “another 19 missing people were found on land, on terrain ranging from swamps to mountains to snowbanks”.
The report also states that “38 of those lives were saved in just the last 10 months, as drones are increasingly adopted by rescuers and civilians alike”. Click here for the full report and links to the incidents cited.