VIDEO: Amazing Footage from the Drone Used to Rescue Climber Rick Allen who Was Presumed Dead

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Check out this amazing footage from a drone being used to locate a climber, missing and presumed dead, on Broad Peak, Pakistan. Sweet use of technology here to locate, and then rescue, this fortunate British climber.

Last Monday we reported on how mountaineer Rick Allen was successfully rescued, after being presumed dead, from Broad Peak (26,400 ft) in Pakistan with the help of a drone. Needless to say that everybody involved, is happy to report that Rick made it back to safety with only minor injuries.

This is the latest, but far from the only, rescue mission in which a drone played a crucial role in saving someone’s life. What sets this story apart though, are the extreme conditions (altitude and temperature) in which the DJI Mavic Pro was able to fly.

From K2’s basecamp, pilot Bartek Bargiel answered some questions in a short interview with DroneDJ. Definitely check it out…

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Footage from the drone that located and led to the rescue of Rick Allen, who was left for dead by his team. Credit: DroneDJ

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