67-year-old Martin Kay was out hiking with his dog when he got himself into trouble. He became trapped in a bog and couldn’t get out.
Martin’s friend called the authorities when he didn’t return back home. He had been missing for over seven hours.
When police got the call, they knew that the best way to find him in the dense forest, bogs, and marshes, was to head to the sky.
Using athermal imaging camera, helicopters flying way up in the air can search through huge amounts of land pretty quickly. Police have used this technology for everything from finding a lost child to capturing a hiding criminal.
The camera is able to detect body heat, so it doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, or cloudy or sunny. A person’s body heat shows up on the camera.
It didn’t take too long for them to find Martin. But they were surprised to see a dog lying down right next to him.
Martin had lost his footing and fell into the muddy bog. I’ve personally never seen a bog, but from what I understand it’s like quicksand.
If you’re all alone, the only thing you can really do is lie still, don’t move, and just wait for help. The more you struggle and try to get out, the more you’ll sink. Pretty scary stuff!
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