Police drone helps rescue missing man from perilous cliff edge

A police drone located a missing man on a perilous cliff edge after eight minutes, leading to his eventual rescue.

In a dramatic video, which was shared by the Devon and Cornwall police drone unit, the drone was sent up to search the area and found the man using a heatseeking and thermal imaging camera. It was quickly able to locate the man and this allowed ground officers to move in and offer the man vital support and help.

Devon and Cornwall police have been using drones to aid police work for the last year, after successfully testing the use of drones in 2015. The police force is the first to have a dedicated drone unit.

Police said the drone equipped with the heatseeking camera was able to…

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