Police drone helps save man's life after collision near Louth

A police drone has potentially saved the life of a man who was found 'unresponsive and hypothermic' in a deep ditch in Ludborough following a collision on the A16 in the early hours of Sunday morning (February 25).

Lincolnshire Police were called to the scene at around 2.20am after a member of the public had spotted a car on its side and spoke to the driver, who had then walked away from the scene.

The drone.

The drone.

Sergeant Mike Templeman, who covers the Lincolnshire Wolds, requested assistance from a drone to locate the man, who was later found unresponsive in a roadside ditch around 500 ft away from the scene of the collision.

The casualty was taken to hospital, and has since been discharged with minor injuries.

Sgt Templeman said: "Great result & life possibly saved!"

More on this story as we have it.

Video footage from the drone.

Video footage from the drone.