April 12, 2018

World’s first surf rescue by a drone – Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver

The Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver,  Australia’s most successful and famous drone, executing the world’s first surf rescue by a drone in January 18, this year when two young men got swept out to sea at Lennox Head and the Westpac Little Ripper drone was deployed to drop it’s SOS marine pod to the boys.

The SOS marine pod inflated on contact with the water, and the two boys hung onto the inflatable device and were pushed safely to shore by the wave action.

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