This Wednesday, a group of seven people was blocked in the sea by a strong current at a distance of 70 meters from the beach on the beach near the port of Sagunto (Spain). Even despite the small depth, panic began among the bathers and they summoned rescuers.
Auxdron drone, the brainchild of the Spanish startup GeneralDrons, took part in the rescue operation. The drone is equipped with eight rotor screws, located two (top and bottom) on four consoles. The hull of the aircraft is made of a sealed hydrocarbon fiber. Auxdron can be kept in the air continuously for up to 34 minutes without load and 26 minutes with payload. In this situation, he delivered rescue inflatable vests to the scene.
From the shore, the flight of the drone was controlled by the operator Diego Torres. His actions he corrected by radio communication with the rescuers who were at the scene. In addition to this, he saw everything happening in real time with the help of an on-board camera.
As soon as the drone hovered over the group, the video camera recorded that in the most dangerous position is a woman who is losing strength in the fight against the current. It was to her that the life jacket was launched, which was automatically filled with air when it came into contact with water. After she put on her vest, rescuers arrived, bringing her to the shore.
Auxdron continued to “hang” over the blocked group until it was completely evacuated to a safe place.js.src = “&version=v2.8”; 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));