Drone locates missing man from mile away saving rescuers time and energy

On the island of Borneo in Indonesia, a drone locates a missing man from more than one mile away, saving rescuers time and energy.

Drone locates missing man from mile away saving rescuers time and energy

Miri Fire and Rescue chief Law Poh Kiong said that the use of a drone to locate a man who went missing near Long Jegan in Tinjar, Baram (Borneo, Indonesia) last Friday, had saved the rescue crew time and energy and sped up the search-and-rescue (SAR) operation.

“If the drone had not been used, I believe the SAR operation would have taken much more time. The drone had allowed us to search over a larger radius from above,” he said yesterday when asked to comment about the rescue of Douglas Tibi, 33, who was found on Saturday after being reported missing a day earlier while on duty at the Sarawak-Sabah Gas Pipeline near Long Jegan.

The drone located the missing man from more than one mile away. The location information was then transmitted to others on the ground, who continued to make their way to the victim.

“It was the first time a drone was used in our SAR operation and it definitely proved useful,” said Law, adding that the move to make drones part of the equipment needed by Bomba for its operations had already been proposed, The Borneo Post reports. “The use of drones is a good idea not only for locating a missing person, but also for keeping an eye out for bushfires, which occur every year in this district.”

Drone Locates Missing Man From Mile Away Saving Rescuers Time And Energy

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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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