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New technology to help local search and rescue teams

The province is outfitting local search and rescue groups with new heat seeking technology. The hand held thermal imaging cameras can be much better than the human eye in spotting victims from the ground or from aircraft. The announcement is welcome news for searchers in Labrador. During the search for Burton Winters, heat seaking cameras were only available in the military helicopters…not the local teams. Harry Blackmore is president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Search and Rescue Association. He speaks with Labrador Morning producer Chris Harbord.

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