A surfer enjoying the pristine waters off Australian’s East Coast on Sunday, didn’t see the large shark beneath the surface but nearby drone operator did.
Using a search and rescue drone equipped with infrared thermal imaging and warning speakers, Amature drone pilot Christopher Joy captures the moment the shark approach.
Joye says, “He blasted the alert causing the surfer to quickly turn towards the shore.” that’s when the shark headed to deeper waters.”
Joye who also a fund manager has previously run shark patrols on Australian beaches as part of a campaign to keep swimmers safe using drones, which he believes work better than shark nets.
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27 September, 2019