Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Eye in the Sky Delivers Safety

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Eye in the Sky Delivers Safety

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Byline: Emma Reid emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

HEADING out to Bucca Retreat this Australia Day?

You'll be in good hands as an extra eye will be keeping watch on swimmers, with the help of a drone.

Owner Jamin Fleming expects a "few thousand" people to gather on the banks of the four hectare dam for the festivities, and says making sure everyone is safe is his top priority.

Mr Fleming said they had been using the drone for some time to help muster cattle on the property and it was now used to help fly over the water, and if needed take out an extra life jacket or floatation device to people on the water.

"We have life guards on duty, but this helps view around corners to keep an eye out," Mr Fleming said.

"We can see if people tip out of the canoes and act faster.

"And it's really just in case people forget to take out their life jackets -the drone will drop one out to them. …

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