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- Lifeguard drones arrive on the main Spanish beaches
- The drones will collaborate in the rescue tasks from today
The use of drones in all kinds of events is becoming more and more common, which is why it has already been legislated in Spain. The price of these devices has decreased and even online sales companies such as Amazon, have considered distributing their products through these ingenious devices
But this technology can go much further. We have seen that drones have great range and can fly hundreds of meters, allowing them to quickly survey a large area of land, so why not use them in rescue tasks?
Lifeguard drones arrive on the main Spanish beaches
Vodafone has started a project with which it will collaborate in the surveillance of the main Spanish beaches. This project will use lifeguard drones to act at a higher speed in the event of an incident on the supervised beaches.
A flying robot takes an average of 3 times less time to reach the person in danger than a rescuer, which greatly contributes to the rescue task. Both the drone and the rescuer leave at the same time towards the drowning person, thus increasing the chance of successful rescue.
As we can see in the image above, the drone drops a lifebelt at the bather, giving the lifeguard much more time to reach the scene of the event, making drowning less likely.
The pilots of these Vodafone ONE rescue drones, have had to train according to the courses established by the State Aviation Safety Agency, which include many theoretical and practical subjects. The pilots are trained to have a high level of knowledge in handling these drones, professionally controlling the devices and allowing them to reach their objective in less time.
The drones will collaborate in the rescue tasks from today
This initiative by Vodafone ONE has started today on five Spanish beaches among which are las de Cabopino in Marbella, Ribadesella in Asturias, Isla in Cantabria, Cartagena in Murcia and Benalmádena in Málaga This project will continue until September 15, at which time this initiative will end.
From what we can see, the use of drones is already commonplace. In a few months or a few years we could include seeing them collaborating in the rescue tasks of the climbers, where the arrival is usually difficult to access, allowing them to carry food and other accessories of survival, greatly increasing the success rate of rescues.
What do you think about using lifeguard drones on the beaches? Do you think it is a breakthrough? Do not hesitate to leave us your opinions in the comments.