Aerial Rescue: Drone Delivers S.O.S. from Snow-Strapped Photographer

An Unexpected Visitor Brings a Cry for Help

In a remarkable tale of technology meeting human kindness, a photographer, Brian Telford, trapped in snow near Fairview, , was rescued after sending an SOS via his drone. This unusual incident not only highlights the creative use of technology in emergencies but also the formation of an unexpected friendship, according to Fox 13.

From Dinner to Rescue Mission

As Brian Telford, a drone photographer, found himself stuck in the snow, unable to move due to his wheelchair-bound condition, he resorted to an ingenious method for help. Sending his drone with an SOS note attached, Telford's call for help flew to the nearby home of the Taylor family. Trenton Taylor first noticed the drone while finishing dinner. His father, Abe, initially mistook it for an intrusion, knocking it down with his granddaughter's scooter.

The unfolding of the events took a turn when the Taylor family discovered the note attached to the drone. It read, “Help please. I'm in my truck stuck in the snow, I'm wheelchair-bound and cannot back out.” Realizing the severity of the situation, Abe and Trenton embarked on a rescue mission in the snowy night. Telford, watching their approach on his monitor, felt a wave of relief.

A Successful Rescue and a New Friendship

The Taylors located Telford and his truck, using their side-by-side vehicle and chains to free him from his snowy entrapment. This act of kindness left Telford immensely grateful, emphasizing the readiness of people to help others in need. The incident, starting with suspicion and ending with a heartwarming rescue, showcased not only the use of technology in emergencies but also the power of community and human connection. For the Taylors, it was a gratifying experience to assist Telford, whom they described as “a great guy” and “a gentleman dedicated to his craft.” In a happy conclusion, Telford's drone, despite its rough encounter with the scooter, continued to soar high, symbolizing the high spirits and camaraderie born from this unique rescue story.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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