Tag Archives: search & rescue

Lifeguard Drones Deliver Help to Drowning Victims

Should you ever find yourself drowning, help may come not from Baywatch-esque lifeguards running in slow motion, but from the sky. A beach in Chile is piloting a program of lifeguard drones that can zip out over the sea and drop a life preserver to struggling swimmers, buying time for the human lifeguard to retrieve them.

Check it out.

Read more on Slate.

Drone Thermal Search & Rescue Setup – TBS Discovery

The lads from TBS show how a thermal camera could be setup on a UAV to identify lost survivors in bushland. True thermal cameras are still relatively expensive, so it’s probably not something most of use would have access to right now. However, we’re seeing more an more Kickstarter campaigns around thermal imaging and it’s only a matter of time before thermal cameras are in reach of the average drone enthusiast.