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Drone distracts crew at emergency scene in Nova Scotia, police say

AVONPORT, N.S. — Police in Nova Scotia say they are investigating after a drone distracted emergency crew at the scene of a car crash in the Annapolis Valley.

July 21, 2017  By The Canadian Press

RCMP say a health services helicopter was sent to help an injured driver on Monday after a car left the highway and crashed in Avonport near Wolfville.

They say the aircraft had landed at the scene when the pilot noticed a drone in the area.

Police say the drone flew too close to the scene at times and interfered with rescue efforts.

They say the drone left the area and the helicopter was able to take off.


Police say using a drone in a reckless and negligent manner can result in fines or jail time.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2017

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