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According to TheDay.com, lifeguards in Westerly, Rhode Island, will soon be equipped with a pair of remote-controlled buoys that can be deployed to aid distressed swimmers caught in dangerous riptides or surf.
The 4’-long buoys, which cost about $10,000 apiece, can travel at up to 24 mph.
RI Town Seeks Robotic Lifesaving Device
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