After being rescued by a drone two women hug police officer in relief

Two women embrace a officer after being rescued by a drone from a marsh in Birmingham, England, from above. A was used to film the sequence.

According to West Midlands Police, the drone's onboard thermal imaging camera was employed to find the two 23-year-old women in the dark.

The video depicts the pair wading through a muddy section of Birmingham's Sutton Park while being directed to them by the drone pilot.

Reportedly, the two women are found in a swamp, and one of them is seen hugging the police officer who assisted them out.

The two, who were from Bristol and were visiting Birmingham, alerted a friend when they became lost in the park as night fell on March 3. They were stuck up to their knees.

“They were unfamiliar with the area, stuck in boggy ground and it was pitch black … it would have been a scary situation for anyone,” said Sergeant Keith Bennett from the police force's drone unit.

“They'd been stuck for about 30 minutes and their phone batteries were running low. They called a friend who went on to alert us at around 6.20 pm. Even though the trees our thermal camera and skilled drone operator was able to find the women after a lengthy search over what was a large expanse of ground.”

“It was a lovely moment to see one of them giving the officer a hug on the relief of being found.”

The West Midlands Police has 15 drones in its fleet, which it uses to assist with the search for missing persons, identify criminal suspects, and police protests.

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After Being Rescued By A Drone Two Women Hug Police Officer In Relief 1

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Haye Kesteloo
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