Quadcopter and Flotation Device Carry Out Successful Water-Rescue Demo

Germany-based microdrones recently collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (the German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to rescue a drowning swimmer. A team from microdrones, DLRG Horneburg and RESTUBE used a microdrones md4-1000 drone and a RESTUBE compact flotation device for the demonstration. On July 22, crowds watched from the banks of the Elbe River as the UAS rapidly flew to the person in distress and dropped the RESTUBE, which automatically inflated. The swimmer was able to grab onto the RESTUBE and float until being reached...

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