Our two Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters are crucial in identifying dangers from the sky. But they can’t be at all our beaches all the time. The risks you face while you’re enjoying the surf remain even when the helicopters aren’t there.
Lifesavers need to see more from the sky to keep you from danger. So last year the State Government funded an SLSWA trial to see if a Drone Patrol had the potential to save lives. And it did!
As a result, this year Surf Life Saving WA rolled out Drone Patrol on five beaches. Drone Patrol can’t replace our helicopters. But it can be there when the helicopters are patrolling somewhere else. With the vast WA coastline for you to enjoy, we need to have drones at even more beaches to do our job – to protect you.
This new life-saving service needs the latest drone equipment. But it also needs lifesavers trained to operate the innovative surveillance technology.
Your donation can help double the beaches with a Drone Patrol next season. Your support WILL save lives.
Your support will help buy more drones to see dangers from the sky. And train lifesavers in the new skills they need to be drone operators and spotters.