Public Safety Officials in Atlantic City will Demonstrate How Drones Will Protect Swimmers
Atlantic City public safety teams will demonstrate the use of drones as lifeguarding tools.
While Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore are known for summertime fun, rip currents, surf, and sharks can make the beaches dangerous for swimmers who are unaware of the risks. Over Labor Day Weekend this year, 4 people drowned along the Jersey Shore when caught in strong currents. The National Weather Service reports that 85 people have died so far in 2023 as a result of rip currents and high surf. And as the ocean temperature shifts, reports of shark sightings and attacks are becoming more frequent on the Eastern seaboard.
On Tuesday, October 10 from 11 am to 1 pm, the Atlantic City Fire Department and other local public safety units will demonstrate how drones – equipped with cameras, PA systems and inflatable rescue devices – can be used to safeguard swimmers on local beaches.
Drones offer a effective tool for lifeguarding, providing eyes in the sky beyond the…