Lifeguard drone in Australia saves two boys on its first day of service


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Deja vu all over again?


Yeap. Déjà vu:


Next up, emergency beer delivery


Well, considering how many people US drones have killed over the past decade or so, it’s nice to see one saving some lives…




There is a TV programme here in Australia which follows a rescue helicopter around, yanking people out of the water. I am pretty sure I have seen them use this exact location for a helicopter rescue It looked like an exercise then and it still does now.


The other conversation closes in less than a day, so I’ll leave this one open. Thanks for the heads up, however!


any word from the rescuees? They don’t look very tired to me and the shirtless guy has flippers. they might have body surfed those breakers w/o much effort. “thanks for the blow-up toy little drone, whoever you are”



Drones never go on Smoko:


Is there a drone for saving a person knocked unconscious by a package dropped out of the sky? Seriously, why not get a little lower before dropping the payload.


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