The resort areas in Istanbul started using drones to assist lifeguards for almost two months according to a report released by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM).
They can quickly locate drowning persons drop lifebuoy rings beam lights to guide lifeguards and to help save lives on public beaches in Istanbul.
The lifeguard teams of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) have already saved the lives of 1.061 using the remote-controlled robot lifebuoy shaped like a boat in last one and half month.
Istanbul MetropolitanMunicipality (IMM) has also introduced jet skis and beach buggies to patrol the beaches and shorten the response time in case of drownings.
The lifeguard drones have two cameras to scan the sea at day and night. These cameras use thermal images to locate the drowning swimmers.