Mar 8, 2024

Thermal Drone Used To Save Woman Missing In Rugged Northwest Wyoming

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Sublette County was one of the first counties in Wyoming to add high-end drones to its law enforcement arsenal. Bingham is one of the pilots on the drone team, although he was not part of the Feb. 19 rescue.

Bingham said the drone’s thermal camera was a huge asset. The camera detected the missing woman’s heat signature in the frigid darkness with enough resolution that the woman’s body was immediately discernible from the deer nearby, which it also detected.

Drones have become a vital tool with many different uses in law enforcement and search and rescue operations. There’s the obvious benefit of searching a large area from the air, unencumbered by Wyoming’s rugged terrain, but drones already provide more than just eyes in the skies.

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