San Francisco Fire Department rescues drone from a tree
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Today in news that is very San Francisco: the local fire department’s list of provided services now apparently includes drone rescue. Unmanned aerial vehicle enthusiast Eddie Codel pointed out this amazing scene on Twitter, in which a team of five firefighters work together to dislodge a drone from a tree.
Big thanks to the SF Fire Dept for adding ‘drone recovery’ to their list of reasons for being awesome. pic.twitter.com/kl70sghslI
Eddie Codel (@ekai) July 3, 2014
The rescue took place in July, but SFist notes that lately San Franciscans have been losing drones all over town. Enthusiast forums are filling up with complaints about “flyaways,” the favored term for vehicles that stop responding to commands and declare…