Drone Saves 14-Year-Old, From Drowning In Valencia

A pioneering drone lifeguard has saved a 14-year-old boy from drowning in the sea in Valencia in Spain.

According to its operators, The drone service, which has been rolled out across Spanish beaches, dropped a life vest into the sea that was able to keep the teenager afloat just as he started to sink, The vest kept the boy afloat until a physical lifeguard team arrived moments later.

After being rescued, the unidentified 14-year-old was sent to a local hospital after ambulance personnel provided him with oxygen and was sent home 24 hours later.

Valencia-based General Drones started supporting Spanish lifeguard staff in 2017 in the town of Sagunto just north of Valencia and now has more than 30 pilots and their drones working with the lifeguards at 22 beaches across Spain.

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