EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard) rescue buoy is manufactured by an Arizona base company called Hydronalix.The remote controlled rescue buoy has the capability of 518 minutes of patrol at 5mph, the rechargeable battery is withstand up to 577 watt/hours, at Sleep Mode, you could reserved the EMILY rescue buoy’s battery power more than hundred hours. The EMILY weighing 25 pounds and the rescue craft has a dimension of 54x16x8-inch (LxWxH).
Once it reaches the swimmer, EMILY’s shore-based operator is able to communicate with them via an onboard camera and two-way radio system – on one version of the product, at least. From there, it can transport the swimmer back to shore under its own power or, if a rescue line was attached when it set out, it can be towed back using that line. Aside from getting to those in need faster, sending EMILY to the rescue means that no more people are put in danger – a common problem for rescuers dealing with panicking swimmers.
The first EMILY was built in September 2009, for scientific use by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since this March, successive versions have been tried out by lifeguards at numerous Southern California beaches.
EMILY rescue buoy is designed with a Jet Ski-style impeller that will suck water in from the front side and shoots it out the back. EMILY rescue buoy is capable to carry up to 80 pound buoyancy, and a payload capacity up to 15 pounds. Shore base coast guard could communicate with EMILY using the onboard camera and two-way radio system.
EMILY currently retails for $3,500, which is admittedly less spendy than a jet ski, and with its lifesaving benefits, it may be one of the soundest investments coast-based lifeguards can make.