With unmanned aircraft systems (UAS – drones), we can also contribute effectively to lifeguarding. An area very important for the surveillance of Greek beaches, where there are large number of deaths caused by drowning each year. An area that needs to be supplemented with lifeguards to drastically reduce such phenomena. It is something that is already done abroad, with very encouraging results.
The proper drone can fly and observe the beaches but at the same time can take an active part in trying to rescue a person who needs help in the water, flying directly to him and releasing a life jacket, which can lifesaving while the lifeguard is on his way.
Even in large hotel units with swimming pools and many visitors, in open sea races etc. the use of drones can have significant benefits.