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New drone pilots trained in NQ

Lifeguards and volunteer surf lifesavers in the state’s north have undertaken drone pilot training to assist in the delivery of additional surveillance activity.

Surf Life Saving Queensland Lifesaving Operations Coordinator Jason Argent said the pilots were being trained to operate either sub-2kg or sub-7kg drones.

“Four drones are now located across Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville and Mackay, thanks to the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Drone program. These high-tech devices help our patrols monitor marine life along the coast, including crocodiles and sharks,” Mr Argent said.

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