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UK Police drone saves mans life.

alivilla47

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Just saw this on the BBC hopefully plenty of people see it and it makes them think of the good uses for drones!
 

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It is hard to change people's perception. Most media coverage is negative. Many will see this article and use it as proof that drones can spy on them from above.
 

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It is hard to change people's perception. Most media coverage is negative. Many will see this article and use it as proof that drones can spy on them from above.
The policeman in the interview was very positive regarding the benefits of using a drone, even stating that it had advantages over a helicopter in a situation like this. A few more stories like this might not change people's perception of drones, but they certainly won't do any harm.
 

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FWIW they have 1 x Inspire and 1 x Mavic

Although im not sure why they didn't use the helicopter which has thermal imaging - surely more effective unless they already had a VERY good idea where to look.

Drone finds missing man stuck in marshes is their video
The cop explained that the drone was able to hover up and down a few feet above the man allowing searchers to follow it by sight directly to him. He said that a helicopter would be too high to be of use in this case. In other situations the helicopter would most probably be of more use, but in this particular case the drone was best. Good news that can't do us droners any harm.
 
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