New Orleans establishes no drone zone around Hard Rock Hotel

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New Orleans officials on Friday placed a temporary flight restriction on unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, around the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site.

The restriction includes a ban on drones within a half-mile radius of the hotel until further notice.

Officials established the no drone zone as crews prepared to recover the body of Quinnyon Wimberly, 36, who was one of three construction workers killed in the hotel’s partial collapse on Oct. 12, 2019.

Wimberly’s remains were recovered on Saturday, nearly 10 months after the collapse.

Quinnyon Wimberly recovered from Hard Rock Hotel ruins