Drone use in the forest: This snowplow driver saved a man from cold death
Created: 01/27/2022 11:23 am
By: Raphael Scherer
Snowplough driver and lifesaver: Mayor Leonhard Spitzauer (right) thanks Darijo Varzic from the Vaterstetten winter service for his commitment.
© Municipality of Vaterstetten
A construction worker noticed a confused pedestrian and called the police.
The mayor thanked him for his service.
Vaterstetten – Exciting late shift for snowplough driver Darijo Varzic: Last Saturday evening, the 33-year-old not only had to clear and spread, but also save a human life.
When the Vaterstetten building yard employee was driving his vehicle in the direction of Ottendichl at around 6 p.m., he noticed a pedestrian: "I drove up to the man, and suddenly he raised his hands, as if he was being mugged, and I already saw it from afar seen: Something's not right there," says Varzic.
The 71-year-old stood in the snow flurry with only thin trousers and a fleece jacket, "rusty and trembling."
Snow plow driver wants to help confused man, but he runs into the forest
Varzic got out and walked towards him.
But the man only "looked through" him and stammered confused answers.
When he took his hand, the 71-year-old suddenly screamed for help.
The father of Stetten then went back to his vehicle and called the police there.
At the same time, the 71-year-old ran away unnoticed.
Since several passers-by who came towards Varzic had not seen the man, he quickly realized: "Then he can only be in the forest." He immediately passed this information on to the Poinger police, who arrived shortly afterwards.
Together with the fire brigade and drone, they found the man who had left a clinic in the forest and took care of him.
Life saving thanks to the police call: the mayor thanks the construction yard workers
Mayor Leonhard Spitzauer thanked the father in person for his commitment.
There hasn't been any award so far, but Varzic makes it clear: "I don't expect anything there either." He would rather once again praise the police, fire brigade, rescue and drone squadrons involved.
He was just glad that the man is doing well.
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