Rhode Island Town Seeks Robotic Lifesaving Device

EMILY towing Rescue Board, photos courtesy hydronalix.

Town officials and community organizations in Westerly, Rhode Island, are raising money to purchase two remote-controlled lifesaving devices to be deployed on beaches this summer, according to an article in the Providence Journal.

Swimmer rescue drill.

Known as EMILY —or Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard — each device will motor to a swimmer in distress, who can then grip the device and be pulled to shore by the device or by a lifeguard.

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Providence Journal


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