Thursday 20 September 2018

In Video: Flying drone performs world-first rescue in Australia

The device helped save two teenage boys caught in a riptide.

A flying drone drops a flotation device to two teenagers (PA)
A flying drone drops a flotation device to two teenagers (PA)

By PA Reporters

A flying drone dropped a flotation device to two teenagers caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials described as a world-first rescue.

The device dropped the rescue pod minutes faster than lifeguards could have reached the pair.

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