Drones have been shown to be highly effective in emergency situations, as demonstrated by the following life-saving examples:
In Sweden, a drone delivered a defibrillator to a man who suffered a cardiac arrest at a golf course. The drone arrived within five minutes, much faster than the average ambulance response time of 16 minutes.
During Hurricane Harvey in Texas, drones were used to survey flooded areas and locate people in need of rescue. They were also used to deliver essential medical supplies to stranded individuals.
In England, a drone was used to locate a missing 81-year-old woman in a wooded area, enabling a search and rescue team to find and rescue her.
In Australia, a drone was used to drop a rescue buoy to a man who was trapped in a river, allowing him to hold on until rescue personnel arrived and treated him for hypothermia.
In British Columbia, Canada, search and rescue teams used a drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera to locate a lost hiker suffering from hypothermia and dehydration.
These real-life examples highlight the life-saving potential of drones in emergency situations. Nonprofits such as Drones For Good Worldwide play an important role in providing drones that save lives around the world. Consider donating to this and other organizations to support their efforts.