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Drone saves two swimmers in world first

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Two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use the device.

The swimmers, aged 15-17, had got into difficulties off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales (NSW).

A member of the public spotted them struggling in heavy surf about 700m (2,300ft) offshore.

Lifesavers instantly sent the drone to drop an inflatable rescue pod, and the pair made their way safely to shore.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-42731112

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/world-first-a-drone-has-been-used-to-rescue-two-swimmers-struggling-in-heavy-surf-20180118-h0kg9m.html

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acute

It's good to see drones being put to good use, instead of spying on nudist sunbathers.

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pallidin

Wow. That was outstanding!

Also liked the auto-inflate rescue long-tube design.

 

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quillius
22 hours ago, acute said:

It's good to see drones being put to good use, instead of spying on nudist sunbathers.

i thought that was a good use :P

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paperdyer
On ‎1‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 8:31 AM, acute said:

It's good to see drones being put to good use, instead of spying on nudist sunbathers.

Is there a web site for this? :rolleyes::whistle:

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