Navy Asks for Help Spotting Drones in Idaho
BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Navy is asking northern Idaho residents to report any unauthorized drones flying near its base in Bayview.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the U.S. Navy Acoustic Research Detachment on Lake Pend Oreille says drones flown near military operational areas pose a safety and security risk for the Navy and the local community. Retired Navy Capt. Roxie Merritt said in an email that there have been some drone issues near Bayview.
She says two drones recently collided over the facility and could have hurt someone when they fell down. Drone pilots are required to follow Federal Aviation Administration regulations. The Navy is asking residents who see or hear drones over the Bayview base to report it to the Navy .