Drones flying high for beach safety – Baywatch Drone

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Two young scientists hope to take technology developed for war and use it to save lives on Eurobodalla beaches.

The University of Wollongong’s Leo Stevens and Nicholas Roach have developed the Guardian Drone, which remotely and quickly drops a rescue tube to a stranded swimmer.

An operator on the beach guides the drone with a computer and hand-held controller.

The US Army developed drones to drop explosives in war zones, but the PhD students believe similar technology could save swimmers and lifesavers in the worst conditions.

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