Category Archives: Explore/Travel

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Police Drone Enables Rescue Of Woman Trapped In Mine Shaft

Police say a rescued woman is lucky to be alive after she became stuck down an eight-metre deep mine shaft in New South Wales, Australia.

The accident happened in Lightning Ridge in the north-west of NSW.

The 26-year-old woman had disappeared on a late night walk on Friday, with a search underway when she didn’t return.

Police managed to locate the woman using a police drone yesterday morning after several days of looking for her.

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Drone Tracking Moose Calves in Washington

Young moose in the forest in the wild

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is working with University of Montana wildlife researchers to test the use of a drone to document the presence of moose calves in northeast Washington, the department has announced.

This week, a contractor for the university will fly an unmanned aircraft system equipped with a video camera over radio-collared cow moose on public and private lands in Stevens, Pend Oreille and Spokane counties.

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Los Angeles Fire Department using Drones to Monitor Southern California Wildfires.

Thursday, drones were launched for the first time “in an operational environment,” heading to an aerial location over the Skirball Fire.

The Skirball Fire has burned 422 acres and is 85 percent contained, according to an update Monday by the LAFD. Six structures were destroyed and 12 structures were damaged in the blaze, the update said.

The drones, which the post said flew for about 30 minutes, were not used to put out flames but rather helped firefighters get a better idea of the condition of the area.

LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas reported that two flights took off that day.

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