Brecon Mountain Rescue Team has been authorised to use drones for searches.
Over the next 6-12 months the team’s 7 CAA licensed drone pilots will be developing a drone search and rescue service.
The team has been developing a waterproof search drone with the ability to lift small items and is due to take delivery shortly.
They say the drone under development will be able to deliver vital medical supplies, like a defibrillator, directly to a casualty site. The team is also hoping to develop techniques to guide and assist lost walkers making such operations less resource and time consuming.