Drones could be deployed to help life saving efforts on Cornwall beaches
A British-based tech company is planning to use drone innovation to improve water safety off the coast that borders our Cornwall holiday parks.
In what is believed to be a major step in beach life saving, overhead drones, carrying high spec cameras, could be used to deliver buoyancy aids at record speeds.
After testing, the drones have proved to be over three times quicker than a lifeguard in getting to the scene, while also being able to deliver three buoyancy aids in a single flight.
I think you guys will agree, the lifeguards around our Cornwall coast do an unbelievable job in keeping us all safe during the season, and any new technology to aid their efforts can only be a good thing.
Co-founder of RTS Ideas, Amin Rigi, said: "This is the future of lifeguards I believe. We tested it and ensured it could be effective and efficient.”
"In a competition, we found a lifeguard could perform a rescue in 90 seconds, but the drone took 20 seconds - that 70 seconds could be the difference between life and death.”
What do you think? Would you like to see this innovation on hand during your holidays in Cornwall? Seems like a no brainer to me.