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Locating missing walkers is a fairly regular occurrence for the region's mountain rescue teams but a new tool has been tested today that could make their job easier and help save lives.
Rescuers in Patterdale have been looking at a drone - an unmanned craft, developed at the University of Central Lancashire - it can scan a large area to search for missing hikers and allow people across the globe to help in rescue missions.
Watch Kim Inglis' report here:
An unmanned drone is being tested by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team. It is hoped the search and rescue drone will help with tracking down missing people.
Watch the drone in action here from 12:30pm.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team will be trying out a brand new way of tracking down missing people later today, July 25.
They are trialling a radio controlled, unmanned, aerial drone, which will beam pictures and GPS information to a website monitored by rescuers.