Drones That Can Spot Sharks To Be Used At Avoca Beach This Summer!

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Drones That Can Spot Sharks To Be Used At Avoca Beach This Summer!

Drones that can spot sharks will be sent out above the water at Avoca Beach from this summer as part of a trial of new technology to keep our beaches safer this summer!

Surf Life Saving Central Coast's CEO Chris Parker told Gawndy & Ash Pollard this morning that the drones won't just be able to spot sharks - they can also identify fast-forming rips, have an in-built speaker to warn swimmers of dangers from above, and even a flotation device to help swimmers in trouble! 

"Within 3-5 years I suspect that there'll be one on every beach," Chris predicts.

Hear more from his chat with Gawndy & Ash Pollard, including when we can expect to start seeing them above the beaches of the Coast! 


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