WATCH: Footage of ocean rescue from on board a drone!



AN Australian lifeguard completed a historic rescue mission last week, when he saved the lives of two swimmers – without even going into the water.

Lifeguard drone!

Jai Sheridan was in the middle of a training session when he got the call that two swimmers were in trouble in the waters off Lennox Head. He was learning how to use the Australian Lifeguard Service’s new drone, which comes equipped with a camera and an expandable floating rescue pod.

Putting his new skills to use straight away, Sheridan piloted the Westpac Little Ripper drone 1km out to sea and released the rescue pod. The two teenage boys then used it to help them get back to shore, tired but safe.

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WATCH: Check out the video above to see the amazing footage of the rescue from on board the drone!

Picture and video credit: SLSNSW/Little Ripper/NSW DPI

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gracie777 · 4 years ago


sgadders · 4 years ago

That is amazing

gamer07 · 4 years ago


rachel360 · 4 years ago

Epic am I first 2 comment or is it just my device?

fox64 · 3 years ago


fox64 · 3 years ago

Sorry, Rachel. Just you. :-(

fox64 · 3 years ago


hothare84 · 3 years ago

No that is very very scary but I cannot help.

hothare84 · 3 years ago

Cooler than I thought it would have been great to see they survived it and it was so scary.