New lifesaving drone r.escues teenagers swept out to sea in Australia just hours after launch.
Two teenagers who had been swept out to sea in Australia were rescued after a drone spotted them and dropped a flotation device in what is believed to be a world-first use of the technology.
The 17-year-old and 15-year-old boys were seen in distress after becoming caught in a rough swell of about ten-feet, half-a-mile offshore at Lennox Head, north of Sydney.
A beachgoer notified life guards, who quickly deployed the drone. It spotted the pair within two minutes and dropped an inflatable flotation device. The boys clung to the device and swum to shore.
The drones had only been unveiled at the beach hours earlier as part of a trial for use by life guards.
New lifesaving drone r escues teenagers swept out to sea in Australia just hours after launch