Search and rescue drones use AI to find people lost in woods Interesting Engineering When people get lost in the woods, time is of the essence to rescue them as the longer they stay there the more dangerous things become. But do we have the tools to organize such search and rescue operations efficiently and with great speed?
The last thing Olly Dale remembers before seeing a rescue helicopter flying up the valley was having lost all feeling in his feet as he got colder and colder. The 17-year-old, rescued along with three friends in the Ruahine Ranges on Sunday, later learned medics believed he was just an hour from death. And his friends weren't much better off. "They gave us two hours before they were lifting multiple bodies out."