Six thermal drones used to search for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon

Six thermal drones used to search for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon

Several neighborhoods in Seoul were searched for Mayor Park Won-soon by more than 770 police and fire department officers, aided by nine dogs, and six thermal drones.

Six thermal drones used to search for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon

On Wednesday Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul spoke passionately about his vision to create jobs, fight climate change in a post-pandemic world and make the city a safer place for women, reported the NY Times. However that same day one of his secretaries reported the Mayor to the police accusing him of sexual harassment.

On Thursday, Mr. Park has canceled his entire schedule and called in sick. A suicide-like note was found in which Mr. Park had said goodbye to everyone.

“I’m sorry to everyone, and I thank everyone who has been with me in my life,” Mr. Park wrote. “I remain always sorry to my family, to whom I’ve only brought pain. Goodbye, everyone.”

Later in the day, Mr. Park’s body was found on a wooded hill in Northern Seoul.

In the search for Mr. Park, more than 770 police and fire department officers participated, aided by nine dogs and six thermal drones. He was found one minute after midnight.

Oftentimes when drones are used during rescue or recovery missions, the unmanned aircraft are outfitted with thermal cameras to help find humans more effectively.




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Photo credit: Seoul Metropolitan Government, via Associated Press

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