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Lebanon: Drones to help swimmers in peril

A drone, called 'The Guardian', was presented to the municipality by the organisation the 'Friends of Zira and Sidons Beach' It was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble.

Lebanon: Drones to help swimmers in peril
A picture taken on August 29, 2015 shows a drone, called 'The Guardian', carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. Presented to the municipality by the organisation the 'Friends of Zira and Sidons Beach', it was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanon: Drones to help swimmers in peril
A picture taken on August 29, 2015 shows a drone, called 'The Guardian', throwing a life preserver to a swimmer pretending to be in peril during a test at a public beach in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. Presented to the municipality by the organisation the 'Friends of Zira and Sidons Beach', it was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanon: Drones to help swimmers in peril
A picture taken on August 29, 2015 shows a drone, called 'The Guardian', flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. Presented to the municipality by the organisation the 'Friends of Zira and Sidons Beach', it was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanon: Drones to help swimmers in peril
A picture taken on August 29, 2015 shows a drone, called 'The Guardian', carrying a life preserver and flying past beach lifeguards at a public beach as the drone is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. Presented to the municipality by the organisation the 'Friends of Zira and Sidons Beach', it was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanon: Drones to help swimmers in peril
A picture taken on August 29, 2015 shows a drone, called 'The Guardian', carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. Presented to the municipality by the organisation the 'Friends of Zira and Sidons Beach', it was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanon: Drones to help swimmers in peril
A picture taken on August 29, 2015 shows a drone, called 'The Guardian', about to land as it is tested at a public beach to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. Presented to the municipality by the organisation the 'Friends of Zira and Sidons Beach', it was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanon: Drones to help swimmers in peril
A picture taken on August 29, 2015 shows a drone, called 'The Guardian', carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. Presented to the municipality by the organisation the 'Friends of Zira and Sidons Beach', it was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble. (AFP/Getty Images)