A lifeguard stand along Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Buxton: In a pilot program in Chile, a drone goes out to a swimmer in distress, drops a floatation device, and then hovers, while a lifeguard swims to the scene.
A lifeguard stand along Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Buxton: In a pilot program in Chile, a drone goes out to a swimmer in distress, drops a floatation device, and then hovers, while a lifeguard swims to the scene. Gerry Broome ASSOCIATED PRESS
A lifeguard stand along Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Buxton: In a pilot program in Chile, a drone goes out to a swimmer in distress, drops a floatation device, and then hovers, while a lifeguard swims to the scene. Gerry Broome ASSOCIATED PRESS

Project in Chile tests drones to help lifeguards save lives

March 29, 2015 04:00 PM

UPDATED March 25, 2015 11:32 AM

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