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Police drone locates lost Pendle Hill walker in the UK

Police drone locates lost Pendle Hill walker in the UK

Last night, a Lancashire police drone located a lost Pendle Hill walker in the UK. The drone outfitted with a thermal camera was able to spot the missing person.

Police drone locates lost Pendle Hill walker in the UK

The Lancashire Police Tactical Opps drone team supplied the device to Burnley officers who used the drone with a thermal camera to scan the hills in search of the woman who had been lost.

The drone located the missing Pendle Hill walker waiting on a wall. The police officers were notified to her exact location as they approached by sheep that were running off, alerting officers to the woman’s position, according to the news outlet This Is Lancashire.

During recent years drones have proven to be very helpful in locating lost or missing people. Especially drones that are outfitted with thermal cameras makes it easier to scan large areas for people. You can read more stories of drones being used for good here.

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