Drone saves Australian teen swimmers in first ever drone rescue

A drone came to two Australian teenage boys’ rescue on Thursday when they were caught in dangerous waves — the world’s first rescue by the unmanned aircraft that was caught on camera.

A bystander alerted lifeguards after seeing the two teens, ages 15 and 17, struggling to stay afloat in heavy surf off the coast of Lennox Head in New South Wales, Australia’s ABC News reported.

Lifeguard supervisor Jai Sheridan spotted the swimmers about 2,300 feet offshore and launched the drone — hours after the device was taken out of the box — and flew it to the area.

For more: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/drone-saves-australian-teen-swimmers-in-worlds-1st-rescue-mission-with-unmanned-aircraft.html

 

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