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Drones locate and rescue lost hikers in South Korea

Drones locate and rescue lost hikers in South Korea

Drones were used to locate and rescue lost hikers in a mountainous part of South Korea. The unmanned aircraft were connected to a mobile control station that received a live video feed during the aerial operation.

Drones locate and rescue lost hikers in South Korea

In South Korea’s mountainous regions drones have been widely used during fire-fighting operations in the past. More recently drones with their advanced aerial search capabilities have also been used to help rescue victims, such as lost hikers.

Two lost hikers were located and rescued in forested hills in Chungju, 68 miles southeast of Seoul on August 15, with the help of drones according to a statement of the National Fire Agency (NFA). The rescuers even used the aircraft to guide the hikers down the hills back to safety, reports Aju Business Daily.

“We will enhance our field crew’s capabilities so that they can use drones more effectively in various disaster situations,” the National Fire Agency’s emergency rescue division director Bae Deok-gon was quoted as saying.

Drones are widely used in South Korea by both military and government organizations for monitoring, surveillance, and rescue operations.

Drones locate and rescue lost hikers in South Korea

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Photo courtesy of the National Fire Agency.

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