National Guard uses heat-seeking camera to find, rescue those trapped by rising water

Posted at 10:47 AM, Sep 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-16 12:47:38-04

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    Kinston, NC (WRAL) — A rescue team from the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade, North Carolina Army National Guard, flew over Lenoir County Saturday morning in a search-and-rescue mission as floodwaters continued to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Guardsmen used an infrared camera that detects body heat to locate people stranded by riding water and relayed those locations to another helicopter crew equipped with a hoist that can lift people to safety.

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