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Watch how these robotic lifeguards will help save lives in Myrtle Beach this summer | Myrtle Beach Sun News

Posted by | March 23, 2018 | Ocean, Open Water Lifeguards

BY MICHAELA BROYLES mbroyles@thesunnews.com

March 20, 2018 12:06 PMUpdated March 20, 2018 04:00 PMIn about a month, the Myrtle Beach Fire Department will have four “robotic lifeguards” to use this summer, which will help prevent people from drowning in the ocean.”Primarily it’s for us to get something out to a potential drowning victim that can help them stay afloat until we can get out there with a swimmer or jet ski,” said Lt. Jonathan Evans with MBFD.The robot is called EMILY, which stands for Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard. They are remote-controlled devices designed to race through heavy surf to get to swimmers in distress very quickly.  Read more…

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