Drone-maker releases number of lives saved by drones
The report found that drones rescued at least 59 people from life-threatening danger
By FireRescue1 Staff
SHENZHEN, China — A new report by a drone-maker found that at least 59 people were saved from life-threatening conditions thanks to UAS technology.
Drone-maker DJI's report found that one-third of people rescued were saved by drones operated by civilian bystanders and volunteers offering their services to help responders. The 18 separate incidents occurred around the world.
"The clear conclusion is that drones are regularly saving lives around the world," the report concluded. "This is occurring even though professional rescue crews are just beginning to adopt UAS technology, and in many cases are relying on bystanders or volunteers to provide lifesaving assistance."
The report is based on a survey of media reports. You can read the full report below.