26-01-2018 09:00 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Lifeguards successfully deployed a drone to rescue two swimmers at sea
For the first time in the world, a drone was used to rescue two boys caught in an ocean swell off the eastern coast of Australia on Thursday. Jai Sheridan, the 2017 New South Wales Lifeguard of the Year happened to be training with the drone when he got the news about the boys. He steered the drone which is equipped with a flotation pod that can be dropped into the sea, toward the swimmers, who were about half a mile away. After spotting them, he dropped the pod with pinpoint accuracy.
The boys grabbed onto it and with its help, reached the shore where a team of lifeguards greeted the two who. They were unharmed. The Surf Lifesaving website called it a “world first.”