Eagle Eye Drone Service has achieved success in identifying submerged cultural artefacts underwater using mapping software. This is huge for the SAR industry to help minimise time in man-hours spent looking for a submerged body and documenting shallow water accident crime scenes.
One of the co-owners of Eagle Eye Drone Service is a member of the Northern Michigan Mutual Aid Dive Team, a team of law enforcements divers representing northern Michigan counties. When a search for a drowned victim is activated, extensive working hours and increased risk are assumed during any of these events; some take days before they may be located.
“The effectiveness in depth of water is the next test, once ice breaks before sediment is disturbed. We should be able to identify objects (if the sun is positioned just right) to a depth of 50+ feet. We’re lucky and have very clean, clear water in our area.” Co-owner and pilot, Greg MacMaster