A drone came to the rescue during a flooding emergency in Wyoming as large chunks of ice jammed the Big Horn River, causing it to overflow.
First responders in Worland were unable to determine the extent of the problem until Brandon Yule, a volunteer firefighter and photographer, deployed his personal unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), according to an article by the Star-Tribune.
Using a quadcopter equipped with a GoPro camera, Yule was able to survey the river and transmit a live video feed to his controller, helping emergency workers understand the scope of the problem and predict what would happen next.
In addition, Yule downloaded the UAV-recorded video to a computer, allowing for quick dissemination of the situation to the public and organizations combating the flood.
Read the full Star-Tribune article here.