Thursday, September 29, 2022

Drones used in Surfside rescue effort


This photo was likely taken by a drone (CBS News).

A 12-story oceanfront condo tower partially collapsed in the early hours of Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Surfside, near Miami, Florida. Responders began a massive search-and-rescue effort with dozens of rescue crews from across South Florida and around the world. The search lasted 29 days. Responders rescued 35 people; 98 people died. Much of the rescue and cleanup effort depended on drones. The debris pile was so unstable and so dangerous that responders sent up drones before committing people to search or remove wreckage.