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A Drone and Social Media Helped Save a Man, His Dog From Flooding

The drone guided rescue workers to the house where Chris and his dog Lana were trapped.

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Photo of North Carolina flooding, used for representational purpose. (Photo: AP)

With Hurricane Matthew sweeping across America, many states have declared emergency and asked the citizens to evacuate. One man was able to rescue his brother and his dog in North Carolina because of a drone shot he saw posted on Twitter.

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The man, Chris, was trapped in his house with his dog Lana as they went to the first floor of the house, with the water level rising in the house, reported USA Today.

Chris’ brother Craig, who had evacuated from Texas following the warnings, texted him a photo of the drone shot to lighten his mood as the power went out, when Chris responded saying that was his house and wanted help to evacuate.

Craig reached out to the photographer who posted the image and asked him if he could help them.

Quavas Hart, the photographer used his drone to direct the rescue operatives to Chris’ house to help him and his dog get out. He recorded the entire operation and shared it on social media – probably the first time that a drone has saved lives.

(Source: USA Today)

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