On the 21st of September, joint Norwegian rescue crews employed AtlasPRO in their search and rescue operation in northern Senja.
According to HRS Nord-Norge, the locations of two Belgium tourists lost in Senja were found utilizing AtlasPRO in coordination with other resources.
The two tourists are said to have drifted apart on a trip. A female tourist was found and flown to Tromso shortly before 4 p.m. At 5.40 p.m. the male tourist was found.
Ralph Simonsen, a volunteer with NPAID rescuers and the leader of its UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) unit, says:
“When the emergency services launched a search operation in northern Senja, the weather increased the challenge. The air temperature was shifting plus/minus about 6 degrees, and it was rainy. But fortunately, the flight and reconnaissance performance of AtlasPRO remained reliable under these difficult conditions.”
HRS Nord-Norge, NPAID and the Red Cross participated as a joint rescue team in this search and rescue operation.