Drone Saves Two Boys – level 3

22-07-2019 15:00

Australian lifeguards were training to use their brand-new rescue drone when they received a distress call – two teenage boys were caught in powerful waves.

In one or two minutes, the aircraft controlled by a lifeguard dropped a float to the boys. Holding onto the rescue pod, the surfers then managed to swim to shore unharmed.

People say that the drone rescue was the first one in the world and a conventional rescue would have taken at least a few minutes longer.

Difficult words: distress call (a message that somebody is in danger), float (a thing that stays on top of water and does not sink), conventional (normal).

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