Minn. Sheriff Adds Drone for Search and Rescue

March 22, 2017

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The Hennepin County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office has added an unmanned air carrier to its fleet to reduce costs after a year of testing and an approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, Fox9 reported.

The drone cost $7,000, in comparison to renting the state’s helicopter for $1,000 per hour, the Sheriff’s Office should recoup costs quickly. The drone has already been used for a body recovery.

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