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Even the fastest rip can't carry you out of range of the drone Helper, which has been de­signed to help swim­mers and surfers in dis­tress. Helper sends live video to an emer­gency call cen­tre, so the life­guards can steer it to the drown­ing per­son and throw down an in­flat­able lifebuoy once it is right over­head. The drone, which has been tested at the French At­lantic Sea coast, has al­ready saved three lives, and the in­ven­tors are now plan­ning to equip the drone with a com­pact de­fib­ril­la­tor, so that it can also re­sus­ci­tate peo­ple in tachy­car­dia af­ter a near-drown­ing.

Photo // GE­ORGES GOBET

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