VIDEO: VA Rescue Crew Uses Drones to Help Rescue Man Trapped by Tree

Members of the Danville Life Saving Crew and Pittsylvania County (VA) Sheriff's Office used drones to aid them in rescuing a logger pinned down across the Dan River Tuesday after a tree fell on one of his hands, reports WSLS.

Danville Life Saving Crew assistant director Bryan Fox says their ability to use drones helped reduce the stress of the situation. He says the training he and others went through last month to become certified drone operators perfectly prepared them for the rescue.

"We were able to navigate the boats around some circumstances in the water, some debris, rock formations, that (the rescuers) didn't see from the boat as they were trying to navigate," Fox said.