With summer vacation well underway, many Swedes head to the water to swim and enjoy their time off. Unfortunately, summer swimming also means an increase in drowning accidents.

A new research project carried out by the Karolinska Institute has been testing out drones to see if they can complement the work lifeguards do. With between 40,000-50,000 people swimming in areas like Tysöland, that means more help is needed to keep people safe. (Tylösand, voted Sweden's most popular beach this year

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Tests show that drones can find people faster than lifeguards and even carry life-saving floating devices to drowning victims while life guards are on the way to take over rescue operations.

Drone development is quickly becoming one of the most lucrative industries in the world, valued at $165 billion globally and rising.

For more info, see www.dronesweden.se