On Saturday night, a search and rescue team in Salt Lake City used an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to successfully locate a hiker stuck on a mountain.
According to a Facebook post from the Salt Lake County Search and Rescue, the team was called out around 7:00 p.m. to locate a “cliffed out” solo hiker on Mt. Superior who felt he could no longer safely climb up or down the trail at about 10,000 feet.
The group sent two teams up the trails, as well as a UAS, which ended up locating the hiker during the nearly three-hour operation. The teams were then able to accompany the hiker back down the mountain to safety.
The Salt Lake County Search and Rescue thanks RMUS, a turnkey drone solutions provider in Utah, for “setting [them] up with this amazing drone.”