Crocodile spotting drones on Australian swimmer safety mission


Drones have been deployed in Australia to help keep swimmers safe by identifying nearby crocodiles.

The same technology has also been used in the past to help find sharks swimming in close proximity to beach-goers.

Designed by The Ripper Group in collaboration with the University of Technology in Sydney, it is currently being used in Queensland.

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According to a report from Sky News, Little Ripper Group co-founder Paul Scully-Power said the Queensland government approached his company to help with its work in keeping beach-goers safe.

It went on to detail how the drones have been equipped with a siren and a speaker system and can drop flotation pods if needed to help up to four people.

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