2 hikers, injured dog rescued with the help of a drone

A firefighter in New Mexico used his personal drone to help rescue the stranded hikers and their injured dog.
1:24 | 05/17/18

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Eight firefighters personal drone flies over O Terrell king in about six miles south of to Harris. The Burnley and tiny fire department only had about two hours left of some might help a man and woman lost on the trail get back to safety. We're able to locate. Our crews and the patients. That the drone was flying overhead. They were able to located in the air firefighter sued hikers were on the trail for about five hours when they got disoriented and couldn't find their way back the right. Skew team is able to pinpoint where the lost hikers were from EP on their cell phone. They started at the tunnel canyon trail head but crews hiked a mile into the woods on the trail and oh Terrell Kenyon to find them. In other injured dog who couldn't walk but then firefighters got disoriented also. But because the fact of the terrain it just it makes it that much more difficult so you could potentially just be doing circles because you're trying to find. That trail again they had to move fast because the sun was setting because the fact that we did have that drone that actually sped up the process. You can see drone had a clear view of the hikers in crew the drone helped guide them all out of the woods back to the command post. 34 legged friend will be happy smile. Between five crewmembers days. You know everyone of them took a turn it carried a sixty pound dog you know approximately. You know a little over a mile and a half as the crow. Lives Dustin Matthews KOAT action 7 NEWS.

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