New drone adds search and rescue capabilities

The next person who gets lost or stranded in Umatilla County could get help from the SARbot.

Umatilla County Emergency Management’s new $25,000 unmanned aerial vehicle is its most technologically advanced yet, sporting capabilities such as infrared imaging and the ability to carry a few pounds of food or medical supplies to a stranded person waiting for rescue.

“I personally think this is going to be one of the premier drones in emergency management this side of the state, at least for a while,” emergency manager Tom Roberts said …

East Oregonian | March 13, 2019

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