New drones for specialist Suffolk search team following donation
- Credit: Archant
The life-saving work of Suffolk’s specialist search and rescue team has been aided by two new advanced drones.
Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR), which is based near Stowmarket, secured the drones following a donation from the Morrisons Foundation.
The new equipment will allow the charity to view large areas of land from the sky.
They will also help volunteers by using thermal sensors to search for missing people at night and in poor visibility conditions.
Mark Ford, SULSAR manager, said: “The addition of this drone capability to our search operations enables us to search large areas of land quickly and efficiently at any time of day or night.
You may also want to watch:
“This can only help us in our primary aim; returning missing persons to their loved ones and family.
“The team and I would like to thank Morrisons Foundation for their very generous grant of more than £7,000 to make the purchase of these excellent drones possible.”
- 1 13 Fire engines attend blaze at sugar beet factory
- 2 Hospital visits to be suspended due to Covid infection rise
- 3 £1million beach village set for approval as part of resort regeneration
- 4 Affordable homes project proposed for Suffolk village
- 5 A14 reopens after one person taken to hospital following crash
- 6 Where to find the cheapest petrol in Suffolk as prices hit all-time high
- 7 Man indecently exposes himself to dog walker
- 8 'Kind and gentle' retired Ipswich Hospital orthopaedic consultant dies
- 9 Pub changes 'offensive' Halloween display after social media criticism
- 10 Winners and losers: Hollywood ending, Bersant is back, fans get their wish
Adrian Horsley, Morrisons Foundation advisor, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to provide this grant which will make a huge difference to the charity’s vital work.
“Knowing that our donation will enable Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue to find and return missing people to their loved ones more effectively and safely makes me very proud.”
The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives.
Since launching, more than £29 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.
Local charities are encouraged to visit the Morrisons Foundation website to find out how to apply for a grant.