No moun­tain high enough for drones

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

A new fly­ing squad will soon be help­ing to res­cue peo­ple in­jured and lost in the High­lands. Drones have been called the most sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ment for moun­tain res­cue since the in­tro­duc­tion of search dogs and they could cut down on the ex­pen­sive use of he­li­copters. Search and Res­cue Aerial As­so­ci­a­tion Scot­land (SARAAS) will use the drones to find peo­ple in the most in­ac­ces­si­ble places and plan to ex­pand across Scot­land.

To do that, the as­so­ci­a­tion’s vol­un­teers will un­dergo spe­cial train­ing to fly the drones by ex­pert in­struc­tors. Saraas-trained op­er­a­tor Tom Nash said: “The drones will show us where miss­ing peo­ple aren’t as well as where they are.”

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