Man freezing to death in Crowland field after garden fence crash rescued thanks to police drone

A man who crashed his car into a garden fence was later found freezing to death in a field thanks to a police thermal drone, which led to his rescue.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 1:44 pm

The man was driving in West Bank, Crowland, on Friday when he was involved in a single vehicle crash.

He later headed in the direction of the town centre before being located in the middle of a field in the pitch black, unconscious and suffering from hypothermia.

He had been in the field for a long period of time when he was located.

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Footage from Lincolnshire Police from the drone

Lincolnshire Police said: “Almost certainly a life saved.”

A spokesman added that the man, who was located at 10.40pm, had “sustained a minor injury and the officers were personally thanked for their assistance”.