Lifeguards in Chile Use Drones to Help Swimmers

Lifeguards in Chile Use Drones to Help Swimmers

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Another example of a drone being used as a lifesaver—rather than a killer— is being tested on the beaches of Algarrobo in Chile.

Like the RTS Labs drone that was tested on beaches in Iran last fall (in this video on GNN), this one can speed toward a potential drowning victim, reaching them faster with a life preserver than a swimmer could.

The drones are controlled from the beach and outfitted with a float, camera, microphone, and speaker and intended for operation by lifeguards.

(WATCH the AP video below)

Photo via YouTube / Story tip from Mike McGinley

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