A Colorado teenager has saved a couple’s life after he sent out his drone to investigate a flooding in Weld County. The adolescent, named Josh Logue, noticed a dark spot as his device was flying over the area, so he decided to check it out. Turns out that a 66-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman were trapped in their Jeep vehicle, as it keep charging with waters of the Denver-Hudson Canal. Thanks to his drone’s camera, the 18-year old saw the a vehicle filling up with water in a sinkhole and alerted others about the incident.
Logue later went to ask for help from his neighbor, Ryan Nuanes, who is an assistant fire chief at the Denver Fire Department. They both decided to go to the bridge on Weld County Road 2, and they were able to identify the couple trapped in their automobile. They later called 911 to assist them, as the affected people only had about six inches of breathing room left and had been trapped for about 15 minutes within the hole. Following the situation, Logue told the New York Times:
I fly down here all the time just looking, I said, ‘What is that?’ And I flew down over it and it’s a car in the hole.
After getting assitance, both people in the vehile were able to get out and were taken to the hospital. The man, who was driving the Jeep, was affected with a serious injury as a result of the incident. Fortunately, the woman was unharmed after the rescue. Reportedly, they were driving from their home to Keenesburg, as they got trapped in the sinkhole on Saturday at 9:15 a.m.