Drone used to search for possible victims after SUV crash in Ogden Canyon, UT

Last Thursday, a 25-year-old man was rescued from the Ogden River after the SUV he was driving had crashed in Ogden Canyon, UT. The Weber County Search and Rescue team used a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise with a thermal camera and to look for any other possible victims. #droneforgood

Drone used to search for other victims after SUV crash

The Weber Fire District was dispatched last Thursday at 8:28 p.m. after receiving a report of a white SUV that had crashed in the Ogden River.

“The guy was driving a Hummer coming down Ogden Canyon, failed to negotiate a corner, went through a concrete barrier and ended up in the river. He took out four of those barriers and hit a tree before coming to rest in the water,” said Weber Fire District Battalion Chief Casey Naef.

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The driver had been rescued with help from the Ogden Fire Department's heavy rescue equipment, as well as Weber County 's Swift Water Rescue team. The man who had been rescued was uncooperative according to an article in the Standard-Examiner and there were concerns that someone else might have been in the car as well.

“He was being uncooperative, and we couldn't ascertain if there had been anyone else in the vehicle. We combed the banks to see if anybody had been ejected from the vehicle,” Naef said.

A DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise with a thermal camera and spotlight was used to search the area and look for any other possible people. Later on the missing person was located safely at home. The driver had reportedly forgotten that he did not have a passenger in the SUV with him.

The driver was brought to the hospital as a precaution. He did not have ant life-threatening injuries. Later, the man was put into jail as he was being suspected of driving under the influence.

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Photos courtesy of the Weber County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue.

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Haye Kesteloo
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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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