In the United Kingdom, a drone and a hovercraft were used to save a man who was more than a half-mile out at sea. Thermal cameras on drones can make a crucial difference in the ability to quickly find a person, especially when it is already dark.
Drone and hovercraft save a man half a mile out at sea
In the United Kingdom, the Morecambe Police and the RNLI responded to reports for assistance after a man was seen over a half-mile out at sea.
A drone was used to locate the man in need. He was brought back safely to shore on one of the RNLI hovercraft, according to The Lancashire Telegraph.
A spokesman said: “Last night, with @MorcambePolice and @MorecambeRNLI , the drone team have assisted with the rescue of a male 1km out at sea, who was brought back to safety with Police on the RNLI Hovercraft!”
Over the last few years, we have seen how drones have played a crucial role in rescuing people and saving many lives in the process. We cover as many of these stories as possible here in the category ‘Drones for Good.’
Last night, with @MorcambePolice and @MorecambeRNLI , the drone team have assisted with the rescue of a male 1km out at sea, who was brought back to safety with Police on the RNLI Hovercraft! #RightKitForTheJob pic.twitter.com/nMfyjbasl5
— Lancs Police Tac Ops (@LancsTacOps) November 8, 2020
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