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Little Ripper drone saves two teenage swimmers in world-first rescue

This captioned movie shows the Little Ripper, a rescue drone belonging to coastguard services in New South Wales in Australia, which saved two teenage swimmers stuck in a rip current by dropping an inflatable rescue pod down to them.

The rescue has been hailed as the first of its kind. The drone's operators claim that the drone achieved in 70 seconds what would have taken a lifeguard at least six minutes.

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Video is by Westpac Little Ripper