UAVs join the SAR hunt in British Columbia
March 10, 2016 By The Vancouver Sun
If you become lost in the unforgiving mountains of B.C., your first sign of rescue may not be the thumping rotor of a helicopter or a smiling human face but the whirring electronics of a small unmanned aerial vehicle — or drone — hovering overhead.
Volunteer search and rescue teams have already experimented with the use of drones for everything from mapping terrain to locating people with infrared technology. Now they are asking the B.C. government to come up with a provincewide policy governing their use by search teams. | READ MORE