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Air-1 Aids in Vessel in Distress Rescue

Date: 2020-07-15

Air-1 responded to a vessel in distress outside of the Big Pass channel on the evening of Monday, July 6th.

With the help of the WESCAM MX-10 and it’s infrared capabilities, a clear observation could be made that the vessel had run aground and was being battered by waves.  Air-1 provided aerial coverage as two firefighters walked through the surf to the sailboat, leading two adults and two dogs to safety.

Market Application ALE

Installation Rotary

Platform Bell 407

Capability N/A

Sensor Used HDIR

Range (m) 4500

Altitude (ft) 1000

Target Boat

Platform Condition Moving

Environment: Clear