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New 'Life Guard Drone' Saves Drowning Bathers in Under a Minute

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Drones have revolutionised many industries already, including photography, military reconnaissance, and even sports video, but the latest drone innovation may save your life. A unique quadcopter drone developed for the beaches of Spanish Catalonia is designed to save drowning bathers by tossing them a lifejacket from the air. The drone is operated by rescue workers from the beach, which use a built-in video camera to navigate the quadcopter and life vest to a drowning swimmer and allows rescuers to monitor an emergency situation real-time. Developers claim the drone can reach a drowning bather in less than a minute, compared to a life guard, who usually takes up to three minutes. The drone is still being tested, but it could be saving lives by the end of the year.

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