posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 11:53 AM
Well, I think that specific use is a pretty sorry and weak excuse to not work their lifeguards for a living. There is no shortage these days of
reality TV (as in embed, not rigged) with periods on Coast Guard rescue missions or other similar things. Ever see how many times a floater doesn't
work, they're too tired or confused to use it or something else is an issue? I think the para guys just assume they're jumping, every time, no matter
what..and it's just a really happy bonus when someone actually uses something offered without being in the water with them. Just my opinion......
With this thing? the exhausted and drowning person is half way closer to checking out by the time they figure out the donut didnt work for someone and
they STILL need to do what should be done the 1st time..only now, minutes lost and maybe a survivor turned into a casualty. Oh...I can see it here
too. Saves on Lifeguards...
I'll tell ya where this WOULD make sense.. GPS trackers those can home in on and track straight to on bracelets to everyone onboard a cruise ship.
"lose someone?" launch the recovery drone and, to be cliche, 'Follow that drone!'...
I'd say the same for S.A.R.. You could launch a couple dozen drones in all directions around an area to just criss cross with thermal and infrared
until, systematically and as quick as a computer can calculate it, every square inch of whole square miles are looked at without missing a one.
It's not the tech...just the uses, I think is really boneheaded at times.
edit on 11-12-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)