Brecon Mountain Rescue Team to use drones

Flying drone
Credit: Brecon Mountain Rescue Team

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team has been authorised to use drones for searches.

Over the next 6-12 months the teamโ€™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.

Flying drone
Credit: Brecon Mountain Rescue Team

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.

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-07-08/brecon-mountain-rescue-team-to-use-drones/