NJ Shore Town Tests Rescue Drones


A Jersey Shore town is testing out the use of unmanned flying drones during water rescues.

Wildwood Beach Patrol Chief Steve Stocks says he'd like to see the technology tested out a few more times and start using it next year. The drones would be used to fly out to a struggling swimmer, drop a flotation device, and spray dye to mark where the swimmer is located. Southeastern Pennsylvania Unmanned Aircraft Systems is working with Wildwood to test the drones.

The drones will be a big supplement for lifeguards who are excited to have the help. They will be deployed during the holiday week.

Source: NBC Philadelphia