RC to the rescue!

Aug 22, 2012 7 Comments by

Meet EMILY, an RC lifeguard! It looks like a buoy but is actually a small watercraft fitted with a flotation device. It can travel at speeds of up to 22mph and reach swimmers in distress more quickly, and sometimes more safely, than a human lifeguard. Check out the video!


Debra Cleghorn

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7 Responses to “RC to the rescue!”

  1. MrFranklin says:

    Emily at her best. “You Go Girl”

  2. RobS says:

    very cool.

  3. Mettle says:

    Put wings and a handle to grab on it … then you’ve really got something here! Thanks for posting, cool use of RC!

  4. HopAlong says:

    Does anyone know how the propeller doesn’t cut up the person drowning? Maybe some sort of electric induction motor? Maybe it’s in a cage? Hummm….

    • Josh Klugman says:

      its actually a jet powered model. Not like a jet engine but a spinning prop inside a tube so the person doesn’t get hit by the prop nor can the boat be tangled in seaweed!

  5. Mike says:

    It’s a jet ski.

  6. Lester says:

    What a wonderful thing for Emily’s family to do. This WILL save some lives.

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