Drone Rescues Drowning Boys
The world's first life-saving drone rescue has happened in Australia.
New South Wales coastguard have been testing new drones (that they've christened the "Little Ripper") and yesterday one had to go into action for real.
WATCH: World first drone rescue of teenage swimmers at #LennoxHead on the NSW North Coast.— John Barilaro MP (@JohnBarilaroMP) January 18, 2018
Well done to... @slsnsw @NiallBlairMLC @BenFranklinNats and Little Ripper Life Saver drones #nswpol #nsw #worldfirst pic.twitter.com/AB3Q2ViXOR
Two teenage boys got into difficulty off Lennox Head, about 180 kilometres south of Brisbane.
The drone flew 700 metres off shore and dropped a flotation devices to the boys, allowing them to get to dry land.