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Lifeguard Drone Capable of Making Fast Rescues

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February 3, 2014
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An aerial drone created by RTS labs could be a big help when it comes to saving lives in the water. The drone can carry 3 life vests and can reach a person much faster than a human lifeguard. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest. Video provided by Buzz60


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