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In dramatic rescue, police drone saves man from freezing to death in ditch

Drone footage shows a police officer (circled, right), the find of the unconscious man (Lincolnshire Police)

A police drone helped rescue an unconscious man, who was suffering from hypothermia, freezing to death after a car accident in the united kingdom countryside.

In the vicinity of the freezing point and the pitch black, Lincolnshire Police deployed a drone to quickly return to the man in the early hours of Sunday morning. With the help of the drone’s infrared and thermal imaging technology, the man was found in a 6-foot ditch, 160 m (525 feet) of his crashed car.

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“At the moment our #thermal #drone found a hypothermic man in a 6′ deep ditch 160m of his crashed car in the dark tonight,” Lincolnshire Police Drones tweeted on Sunday.

At the time that our #thermal #drone found a hypothermic man in a 6′ deep ditch 160m of his crashed car in the dark of the night. The victim transported to the hospital. With thanks to @WoldsSgt for the request, which perhaps saved his life. pic.twitter.com/LwrPnBVj6H

— Lincs Police Drones (@lincsCOPter) 25 February 2018

Drone video shows a police officer who is to be engaged to the man of the location. The police also praised the @WoldsSgt, an officer who covers the Wolds, a hilly area in the east of Leeuwarden, to call in drone support.

Images of the rescue were also tweeted by @WoldSgt, which is known as the “Pace.” Witnesses had reported that a man walking away from the crashed vehicle, which was on its side, he explained. “Male located in a ditch by the drone 160m from the scene in the first instance is not responding and suffering from hypothermia, but appears otherwise ok,” he tweeted. “Great result and life may be saved!”

Veh found A16 to his side,a witness saw a man running.Requested @lincsCOPter to attend, while @Humberbeat run RK controls. Male located in a ditch by the drone 160m from the scene in the first instance is not responding and suffering from hypothermia, but seems otherwise ok.Great result and life may be saved! pic.twitter.com/2drqrypsIm

— Pace (@WoldsSgt) 25 February 2018

Craig Naylor, deputy chief constable of Lincolnshire Police, also words of praise for the quick thinking of “Tempo” and the drone-pilot.

Great work of the Pace and the drone pilot. Please let me know via e-mail what would be better

— Craig Naylor (@DCCCraigNaylor) 25 February 2018

The BBC reported Monday that the man found in the ditch by the district court on a drunk driving cost.

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