For the first time, drones equipped with Restube-buoys will be used on the Baltic Sea coast in Germany to give help to swimmers in distress. Start-Up company RESTUBE GMBH equipped the lifeguards of the German Red Cross division with its safety device for drones for all 14 beaches at the Baltic Sea.
Water Rescue in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania started officially at the beginning of the 2018 swimming season. Restubes do not replace lifeguards but the time until the person in water receives flotation assistance can be reduced radically with its deployment. Once the Restube-buoy is dropped, it inflates automatically with water contact so that the rescued person can hold on until a lifeguard arrives.
The lifeguards of the German Red Cross Division operate 18 Restube equipped drones at 14 beach sections at the Baltic Sea as well as on four inland lakes.