Australia Testing New Life Saving Drones Amid Fears to Beach Patrons

Surf Lifesaving is testing drone in Australia

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is slated to being testing rescue drones this week over crowded Australian beaches. Lifesavers have been eager to test the new technology amid concerns about the unmanned aircraft vehicles flying over crowded beaches.

"We're keen to embrace the new technology, but safety is our number one priority," said George Hill, SLSQ Chief. "We don't want one of these things falling out of the sky and hitting someone."

“Everyone gets excited about drones because they’re a new toy but we have a lot of high winds along the Queensland coastline,” he said. “You can’t put up a drone when it’s wet or windy, and it’s bad weather that creates dangerous surf conditions.”

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