Drones are Saving Dozens of Lives — According to new report from DJI

March 15th, 2017
Drones are Saving Dozens of Lives -- According to new report from DJI

While we spend a lot of time here at cinema5D focused on the cinematography side of drone flying, it is important to remember that UAVs are being used by more than filmmakers. DJI has put out a report on lifesaving drone activity that shows dozens of lives are being saved by drones yearly. 

Image Credit: Rin Ehlers Sheldon

According the media reports collected by DJI from around the planet, nearly one person a week is saved by drones on average. The report concludes that 59 people have been rescued by drones in 18 separate incidents worldwide.

“The clear conclusion is that drones are regularly saving lives around the world. This is occurring even though professional rescue crews are just beginning to adopt UAS technology, and in many cases are relying on bystanders or volunteers to provide lifesaving assistance,” concludes the report from DJI’s Policy & Legal Affairs Department.

One of the more high profile cases of a drone rescue occurred in late 2016 during flooding in Texas. A drone was used to get the attention of FEMA workers which led to a man being pulled from a flooded home. You can watch the drama unfold below:

Most of the incidents of drone rescue have occurred in the United States and China according to the report. The full text and analysis is available from DJI HERE.

Source: DJI

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Hello there, I can confirm this. As I am in one of my countrys first drone search and rescue teams. We are still in the early stages, where the main drone is still being made perfect for what we need it to do. We recived the flir camera not too long ago. and have done some field tests, where in most cases, we always find the people “missing” before the crew on ground, and they are usually from 20-50 people, while we are 2. And we are talking about reducing the search time by so much time, it really can and will save alot of lives in the future.

Craig Salmon
MemberMarch 17th, 2017

“A drone was used to get the attention of…”

Oh I smell the remake of Lassie

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MemberMarch 15th, 2017

marketing blabla ! I would rather say Dji Drones have injured many people instead of saving lives

Sebastian Wöber
MemberMarch 16th, 2017

Would be interesting to see the statistics of lives civilian drones have taken vs lives saved.

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Christopher B
MemberMarch 16th, 2017

blabla! There are an endless amount of common, everyday, things that have hurt toddlers or anybody else for that matter.

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