Last week in The Netherlands, drone company DroneQ Aerial Services used a DJI Matrice 300 to locate a swimmer and drop a flotation device during a test. The exercise was part of the Dutch Drone Delta coalition and took place in partnership with the SAR organization, the Dordtse Reddingsbrigade.
DJI Matrice 300 locates swimmer and drops flotation device during test
We have seen instances before where drones have been used to drop flotation devices to swimmers of surfers in need. Oftentimes the drones were much smaller than the one used by DroneQ Aerial Services. In this case, they use an almost brand-new DJI Matrice 300 to first locate a swimmer in need and then second to drop a flotation device.
Using a drone to locate a swimmer in need and drop a self-inflatable flotation device can be life-saving in an emergency situation when seconds can mean the difference between life or death.
Vandaag vanuit het Dutch Drone Delta project een succesvolle SAR oefening met Dordtse Reddingsbrigade gehouden: met een drone een drenkeling opsporen en een self inflatable horseshoe droppen om de overlevingskansen van de drenkeling te vergroten wanneer iedere seconde telt! pic.twitter.com/mkH12rs0mn
— DroneQ Aerial Services (@DroneQ_Aerial) September 27, 2020
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