Drones Could Help Search And Rescue In B.C.

We know that drones can take lives, but maybe they can save them, too. Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) in B.C. wants to run a pilot project to see how drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), might help volunteers find people lost in the wilderness.

“It’s pretty obvious to us that if you put a camera up in the sky, you can see more than you can on the ground,” Mike Coyle, a software engineer and Coquitlam SAR manager, told The Huffington Post B.C.

The two-year project, which Coyle has presented to the B.C. Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA), would see the sophisticated, remote-control choppers used in searches, as well as guidelines set for how the unmanned vehicles should be used. … (Read more)

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Source: HuffingtonPost.ca