Police employ drones for search-and-rescue, suspect pursuit

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Officers are undergoing training on how to operate drones for a variety of purposes, including locating missing people, search-and-rescue and finding suspects


By Tony Holt
The News-Journal

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla — A remote-controlled aircraft took less than two hours to survey an entire city after a Category 3 storm ripped through town in October.

By comparison, someone with a handheld camera going up and down various high-rise elevators and stairs within the city limits of Daytona Beach Shores would’ve needed all day — and possibly several days — to get an idea of the full damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

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