Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service uses drone to rescue lost person

On Wednesday, the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service used a drone to help rescue a person who was in medical distress and lost in a Winnipeg Park in Canada.

Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service uses drone to rescue lost person

At 12:15 PM on Wednesday, the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service (WSPS) received a call about a person in medical distress in a remote part of the Lagimodière-Gaboury Heritage park. The person was unable to explain the exact location of where he or she was within the park.

The search and rescue crew first started searching for the lost person on foot unsuccessfully. They then launched a drone to help locate the lost person. who was spotted by the unmanned aircraft in a remote wooded area of the park.

According to WFPS an ATV was used to bring the patient to the ambulance. After being taken to the local hospital the person was released in stable condition.

Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service uses drone to rescue lost person

CTV News reports that the WFPS reminds people to follow safety tips when going outdoors, including knowing your location and keeping an eye on landmarks they can use if they need to call for help. They should also walk in pairs, and take a cellphone if possible. If they are going out alone, they should tell someone where they are going, and how long they will be out.

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