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Heat-Seeking Drone Search a First in BC

BLBCA-LatestNews-Feb 22, 2017February 22, 2017 – Seven lives were on the line in Kamloops, and for the first time in BC, a drone has played a vital role in a search and rescue mission.

Seven missing skiers and snowboarders were rescued by search crews in BC’s Interior after a long night out in the elements near Kamloops.

Crew members say the incident was entirely avoidable.

The last two missing skiers were located just after 4 a.m. but not before spending the night in frigid temperatures and waist deep snow in the backcountry.


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