San Diego drone pilot flies to the Caribbean to help with Hurricane Irma recovery

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A Scripps Ranch man left for the storm ravaged Caribbean Island of St. Maarten Monday. 

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Drew Goodwin is volunteering his time and equipment to help recovery crews with his drones.

Irma pounded the islands when it made landfall there last week.

“I know (military personnel) are going to help restore order and make things safer so people can get in to start recovery,” Goodwin said.

Goodwin is with Emergency Response Drones, a nonprofit that provides drone services to agencies.  He’s assisted with search and rescue efforts locally.

He raised money so he can fly himself and his equipment to the island.

“I have the support and resources, and if I didn’t do it, I would be ashamed of myself,” Goodwin said.
 

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