Search and rescue drone

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.

Full report: Search and rescue drone

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:

PICTURES: Search and rescue drone in action

The radio controlled drone will beam pictures to a website monitored by rescuers. Credit: ITV News Border
The unmanned drone will also send GPS information to a website monitored by rescuers. Credit: ITV News Border
It's hoped the new technology will benefit search and rescue teams across the region. Credit: ITV News Border
It's hoped the new technology will benefit search and rescue teams across the region. Credit: ITV News Border
It's hoped the new technology will benefit search and rescue teams across the region. Credit: ITV News Border

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