Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'rescue swimmer'.
Found 1 result
Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first 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. John Barilaro, the state's deputy premier, praised the rescue as historic. "Never before has a drone fitted with a flotation device been used to rescue swimmers like this," he said. Lifeguard supervisor Jai Sheridan was piloting the device when the alarm was raised. He described the experience as "unreal". "This drone certainly proved itself today, it is an amazingly efficient piece of lifesaving equipment and a delight to fly," he told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. Mr Sheridan said it took just a minute or two to launch the drone, fly it to the rescue site, and drop the pod. Any other day, reaching the teenagers could easily have taken three times as long. The drone's camera also recorded the whole rescue. For more information, Welcome to consultant: Shenzhen JTT Technology Co., Ltd. Tel：+86-755-86968648 ext 8066 Fax：+86-755-86968648-8094 Mobile：13798442062 Email： firstname.lastname@example.org Web：http://www.jttuav.com Add： 6F,A5 Building,Nanshan i Park, No.1001 Xueyuan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong P.R.C