This is the onboard video from a Little Ripper UAV that’s currently being tested as a lifesaving device on Australian beaches. In the video, the drone successfully drops a floatation device to two swimmers who got stranded in the rough surf at Lennox Head in New South Wales, Australia.
Lifesavers used a drone to help rescue two people in heavy surf at Lennox Head on the New South Wales north coast, in a trial funded by the NSW Government.
The drone dropped a flotation device to the swimmers in trouble, who were then able to make it back to shore.”The Little Ripper UAV certainly proved itself today, it is an amazingly efficient piece of lifesaving equipment and a delight to fly.
I was able to launch it, fly it to the location, and drop the pod all in about one to two minutes. On a normal day that would have taken our lifeguards a few minutes longer to reach the members of the public.”