From May 2016 to February 2017, drones saved 38 lives, about one life per week.
Every third rescued is the work of civilian volunteers who helped professional rescuers.
Description of 18 cases, how drones helped save 58 lives from 2013 to 2017 (with video reports).
Canada, May 9, 2013
1 person savedInfrared camera found a man in a snowy field
United States, May 17, 2015
4 people savedVolunteers helped to find 4 people with the help of a drone.
United States, June 30, 2015
2 people savedThe drone brought life jackets and rope to 12- and 18-year-olds who were stuck in the river.
China, November 8, 2015
14 people savedThe drone brought supplies (food, things, tools) to workers who were trapped.
China May 5, 2016
6 people savedDrone brought rescue equipment to people in the flood
United States, June 21, 2016
1 person savedDrone found a lost woman in the field.
United States, July 13, 2016
2 people savedDron found granddaughter and grandfather, who had a heart attack
China August 26, 2016
3 people savedDrone found and saved three after the flood.
China, September 1, 2016
3 lives savedDrone found three soldiers trapped after a flood
United States, September 17, 2016
1 person savedDrone found the lost hunter and his dog
United States, October 9, 2016
1 person savedDrone and Twitter helped rescue a veteran after a hurricane and flood.
Canada, October 14, 2016
1 person savedDrone helped police find a person with dementia at night in a cornfield.
United Arab Emirates, October 27, 2016
2 people savedDrones save people on the beaches
China, November 26, 2016
1 personFound a lost tourist
United States, January 14, 2017
2 people savedThermal sensor drone found kayakers at night.
Turkey, February 15, 2017
10 peopleDrone helped find the film crew lost in the snow.
Canada, February 20, 2017
4 peopleDJI Matrice drones
with an infrared camera helped find skiers and snowboarders.
The most "workhorses" in the rescue - DJI Phantom
and DJI Matrice