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Drone and hovercraft save a man half a mile out at sea

Drone and hovercraft save a man half a mile out at sea

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.’

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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. Haye 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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