The rescue comes as Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair announced in December an additional $430,000 of funding for the drone initiative as part of a trial to expand patrols into the state's far north.
The "Little Ripper" was launched from Lennox Head near Brisbane earlier today (Thursday 18 January) as lifeguards were readying for a training session in the use of such drones in rescue scenarios.
"This is a world first rescue", he told reporters.
Australia is leading the use of the technology in surf lifesaving, with dozens of drones being trialled on beaches around the country.
The lifeguards about a kilometer away deployed the drone after being alerted by the teens' friends. The boys clung to the device and swum to shore. It spotted the pair within two minutes and dropped an inflatable flotation device. "It only took 70 seconds from when the Little Ripper drone was launched to when it dropped the pod into the ocean for the rescue, a task that would usually take a lifeguard up to six minutes to complete." said New South Wales (NSW) Parliamentary Secretary Ben Franklin. The government has already invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in drone technology for situations just like this and officials say the investment paid off quickly.
Five minutes later, NHK sent another notification: "The news alert about a North Korean missile sent earlier was a mistake". However, it took almost 40 minutes for Hawaiian authorities to send a revised alert.
Sanders put the blame on Senate Democrats if the government is shut down, due to their insistence on a bill to fix DACA. Despite the Republican majority in Congress, nine votes are needed from Senate Democrats in order to pass a solution.
The Cranberries released the acoustic album " Something Else " in 2017 and had been due to tour Europe and North America. The lead singer of the Cranberries may have died of Fentanyl poisoning Monday, January 15th in a possible suicide.
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As of 6:30 a.m., no schools in the New Orleans metro area had announced weather-related closures for Tuesday. Williamson County Schools will be closed Wednesday, making the third consecutive snow day for the district.
The Post reported that Robin Bell , who posted images Saturday's protest on Twitter, was behind the projection. Bell has previously projected criticism of the president onto the hotel, according to The Washington Post .
State health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in IN this season has doubled to 50 as of the first week of 2018. Northern Health also advises people who feel sick to avoid visiting long-term care facilities.
He was also not present for the controversial firing of Mr Trump's former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey. Citing the new development via an anonymous source, The New York Times said , "the subpoena could be a negotiating tactic".
Hong Kong activists jailed for role in 2014 protests
The by-elections will be held on March 11 to fill four seats vacated by lawmakers disqualified over their oaths of office. After the sentence, both activists had sought a suspension of the sentence, hoping to file an appeal against it.
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Neymar hits four, Cavani matches record as PSG crush Dijon
Kylian Mbappe then made it 7-0 in the 77th minute before Neymar once again thrust himself into the limelight, and not in good way. Meunier believes it was unfair to react in such a way, especially given Neymar's overall performance in the commanding win.
Some LI lawmakers back plan to study marijuana legalization
NY1 will carry the governor's budget address live starting at 1 p.m., along with analysis by political anchor Errol Louis. If state spending is kept below a 2 percent growth rate, then the more true deficit number is $1.7 billion, they said.
Anthony Joshua HITS OUT at Joseph Parker camp over fake news
Parker has been on good terms with Fury since defeating his cousin, Hughie, in a defence of the WBO heavyweight title a year ago . Higgins said he had "killed a few birds with one stone" by promoting the fight and Parker by pointing out Joshua's frailties.