May 152017
 
 May 15, 2017  Surveillance, U.S.

Benny Evangelista reports:

Battalion Chief Jeff Kleven stood onshore peering through the predawn darkness. He couldn’t see if anyone was inside a car partially submerged in the middle of Alameda Creek’s storm-swollen waters.

Instead of sending a rescue team into the debris-filled current, Kleven deployed the Fremont Fire Department’s newest life-saving tool — a drone equipped with a night-sight camera.

Kleven flew the drone about 40 yards, close enough to “look inside the window and see there was no one in there,” he said.

Read more on San Francisco Chronicle.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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