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State police drones cutting time on crash investigations


November 29, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The value of Maine State Police drones came into sharp focus in the aftermath of a silo explosion that injured three people last month.

State police operators used one of the newly acquired unmanned aerial vehicles to check for victims after an explosion and sulfur leak made it unsafe for emergency personnel to go inside the 86-foot structure, State Police Sgt. Darren Foster told reporters Tuesday.

"This is something we never would've anticipated when we started the program. But because of the technology, it was a no brainer for us," he said.

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