A pioneering drone lifeguard service rolled out across Spanish beaches has saved the life of a 14-year-old boy as he struggled against a powerful current.
General Drones supplies 30 surf rescue drones with operators to lifeguard stations across 22 beaches along Spain’s coast.
The company released a compelling video of the recent rescue in Valencia.
It shows the drone dropping a life vest to the exhausted teen, providing valuable assistance until the jet-ski could arrive with a lifeguard.
They told Reuters, “Because of the heavy waves it was a complicated maneuver, but we finally managed to give him the vest and he could float until the lifeguards reached him.”