Virginia fire department finds lost hikers via drones on Christmas | TheHill – The Hill

Virginia fire department finds lost hikers via drones on Christmas | TheHill – The Hill

A Virginia fire department deployed drones to help find a group of missing hikers on Christmas Day.

The Bedford Fire Department had been dispatched to Sharp Top Mountain on Saturday after two hikers were reported missing at 6 p.m.


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After setting up a command post, the fire department deployed a drone to search the area and were able to locate the hikers just below Buzzards Roost. Rescuers were then sent on the ground to gather the hikers and return them to safety at 8:30 p.m.

The two male hikers had gotten lost after setting out “before dusk without proper lighting or emergency equipment,” the Bedford Fire Department wrote on Facebook.

Both hikers were uninjured.


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Source: https://thehill.com/changing-america/resilience/smart-cities/587373-virginia-fire-department-finds-lost-hikers-via

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