Drone meals offered to canines trapped between rivers of red-hot lava after explosion

MADRID — Canine trapped between rivers of red-hot lava on Spain’s La Palma island could also be rescued by a drone firm, which is gearing up for an “unprecedented” rescue.

The canines, whose homeowners haven’t come ahead to say them, are trapped in two water deposits within the village of Todok, which is surrounded by lava flows. They’ve been equipped with meals and water from small drones, however one canine has died.

Aerocameras, a Spanish firm that operates industrial drones, will try to lure canines with meat, then throw nets at them one after the other earlier than lifting them to security.

Drones are delivering meals and water to stranded canines (Picture: Native Authorities/VolcanoLife/Tikom Options/Handout by way of Reuters)

Emergency companies and Canary Islands authorities officers mentioned Monday whether or not to proceed with the bizarre operation.

Aerocamaras CEO Jaime Pereira mentioned any such rescue had not been tried earlier than and it faces authorized difficulties as a result of it’s unlawful to move folks or animals below Spanish regulation.

“That is unprecedented, it has by no means been tried earlier than anyplace on the planet. However it’s both or allow them to die,” Mr. Pereira mentioned.

Aerocamaras, a Spanish firm that operates industrial drones, will try to lure canines with meat after which throw nets at them earlier than lifting them to security (Picture: Native Authorities / Volcanic Life / by way of TicomSolutions / Reuters handout from)

Because the eruption of the Cambre Vieja volcano a month earlier on 19 September, molten lava has coated 789 hectares on the island and destroyed 1,835 buildings. Greater than 7,000 folks have been evacuated.

Mr Pereira and the technicians arrived in La Palma on Monday and have been making ready to hold out rescue operations if authorised.

Spanish airline Iberia helped transport 100 kilograms of apparatus, and marine gas supplier Peninsula helped provide gasoline.

A member of the Spanish Army Emergency Unit (UME) screens the lava flows of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, close to La Laguna on La Palma (Picture: Luismi Ortiz / UME / AFP)

Photographs of canines shared by a neighborhood drone firm, Ticom Soluciones, triggered a backlash on social media, with 1000’s demanding that one thing be accomplished to save lots of the animals.

Aerocamaras is licensed to function drones for industrial functions, together with emergencies.

“One downside could possibly be drone noise,” an Aerocameras spokesperson mentioned. “We will solely maintain one canine at a time.”

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