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See a lifeguard drone help rescue two young swimmers

Posted by | January 19, 2018 | Uncategorized

See a lifeguard drone help rescue two young swimmers  

A surf-patrolling drone designed to watch for sharks delivers a life-saving package to two distressed swimmers in Australia.BY AMANDA KOOSERJANUARY 18, 2018 10:41 AM PST

We’re seeing an angry ocean from an eye in the sky. The waves crash and swirl, and two young men try to swim through the turbulence. This all happens in the opening moments of a dramatic video showing a first-of-its-kind, drone-aided rescue along the coast of New South Wales in Australia. Lifeguard group Surf Life Saving NSW posted the video on Twitter showing the view from its Little Ripper UAV as it locates two teenagers struggling in the surf and deploys an inflatable rescue pod for them to hang onto. They were able to get to shore under their own power while holding onto the pod.”The pair were fortunately unharmed from their ordeal apart from showing signs of fatigue,” Surf Life Saving says.  Read more by clicking the link below.

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