In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit several regions in the US very hard. Many areas were flooded and while some of the locals made it to safety in time, others remained trapped in their homes. Believe it or not, but it was a drone that helped rescue someone after the disaster hit.
In Hope Mills, North Carolina, Chris Williams was one of those, who remained in their homes, even though the house was full of water already. He stayed there in the attic together with his dog.
Quavas Hart was recording video footage using his drone after the disaster and by coincidence, he could spot Williams in one of the houses, who could then be identified by his brother, Craig Williams, via Twitter.
Thanks to both technology and social media networks, Hart was then able to help coordinate the rescue of Chris Williams and his dog. Quavas Hart was kind enough to answer our questions in an interview.
Interview with Quavas Hart
YouTube: Drone Helps Saving a Man and a Dog in North Carolina (by Quavas Hart)
Photo credit: Quavas Hart
Source: Quavas Hart
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