Peter Pugh, a man who went missing from Brancaster, Norfolk, over the previous weekend was found in the nick of time by a drone user. Pugh, 75, vanished after he left to walk home through a fielded area last Saturday, which resulted in a major search for his whereabouts.
Pugh reported that, because he knew the area fairly well, he decided to go through the fields even though the ground was notably unstable in areas. He assumed that the ground would improve as he kept on, but this was not the case. Unfortunately, Pugh was taken by the incoming tide and was not able to keep his footing.
Because of the tide and the reeds, Pugh became stuck overnight. By the time he was found the next day, he was weak from hypothermia and doesn’t recall being rescued.
Fortunately for Pugh, he was spotted on Sunday by a drone that had been sent up by a local user.
Police have given credit to both the drone and the owner, mentioning that they were key in finding Pugh quickly.
“The emergency services and technology saved his life, but he stayed alive because he was so fit,” Pugh’s wife commented.
The writer known as I Coleman is a veteran tech reviewer who’s spent seven years writing about everything from PC hardware to drone tech and who joined the Dronethusiast team early in 2017. I brings his characteristic sense of humor and attention to detail to our product reviews and buyer’s guides, making sure that they’re packed with expert analysis in a way that’s still easy for hobby newcomers to understand. In his spare time, I is using drones to create 3D modeling software for a company in his hometown.