Drone Company to Rescue Dogs Trapped by La Palma Volcano Eruption

Several dogs stranded by lava from a volcano in La Palma, Spain, could soon be rescued.

A drone will drop a net on each dog, then whisk it to safety.

The operation will be fraught with risk, as cargo drone operators try to trap the dogs in nets, lift them into the air and carry them 450 meters (about 1,476 feet) over lava.

It will be the first time an animal is being rescued with a drone that will also trap it, Aerocamaras CEO Jaime Pereira says.

The volcano and its lava flows are currently in something of a holding pattern, authorities in the island said on Tuesday.

No new evacuations are in the works, although experts are preparing preventive measures in neighborhoods along the coast, in case the lava enters the sea nearby and creates toxic gases, according to the local media reports. 

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