Drones are starting to be tested for a variety of uses in Surf Life Saving. They can be used to patrol large areas, spot unidentified marine animals…. (Shark!), improve awareness of a incident by providing a video feed, or even completing a rescue – see video below.
In Sydney Branch a roster is forming of skilled pilots for the drones, and Bondi has participated in a number of these tests.
The primary use is surveillance, but the first rescue has been completed at Lennox Heads – check it out here
If you are a club member (with Bronze) interested in becoming a Drone pilot please contact Higher Awards Manager to discuss.
Find out more about SLSA drones here https://thelittleripper.com.au