• April 23, 2024 6:40 PM


Lifeguards do important work.
Sitting in the sun all day watching over a bunch of people splashing around in the water can’t be all that easy. And when things go wrong, time is of the essence, as it is with any dire situation. That’s why this company came up with a new tactic for water rescues involving drones.

“In the video, a specially trained lifeguard spots a drowning swimmer and immediately deploys a microdrones unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, or drone) as another lifeguard rushes through the water to the victim’s aid,” reads the video’s description. “The drone flies quickly over the water, reaches the swimmer far ahead of the swimming lifeguard, and drops a compact flotation device that automatically inflates. The panicking victim is then able to grab onto the device and float while waiting for the second lifeguard to arrive. “