Photo credit: Ray Liu via Yanko Design
Every second counts in a water rescue, and sometimes, human lifeguards are just not able to reach someone fast enough before a current carries them out even further. Meet the Oasis Aeronaval Rescue Drone. These autonomous drones functions like a seaplane, as it can land in nearly any bodies of water, even in treacherous weather conditions. When the person is located, it transmits a signal to the appropriate agencies, so they can send a specialized team if they aren’t able to pull them to shore. Read more for additional pictures.
The drone also comes equipped with a night vision drone that enables remote operators to see exactly what’s going on at all times. If necessary, they can also carry additional rescue kits on their bellies, some of which could contain food, water, medication, raft, or even sonars. There are solar panels located on either side of the drone that collect power during the day for storage in its reserves.