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An underwater eye: New technology for the BRK water rescue service

2023-12-07T13:58:32.560Z

Highlights: The new sonar device is expected to significantly shorten the time it takes to find the lost person. "AquaEye™" is the name of the device, which represents an evolutionary step for the water rescue service. The costs of more than 7,000 euros per device are a considerable expense for the BRK Fürstenfeldbruck. For example, the Bavarian Red Cross will have to pay almost 36,000 euro just for the sonar devices. The water rescue Service also has high hopes for finding people under ice surfaces.



Status: 07.12.2023, 14:46 PM

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The test in the swimming pool: The new sonar device is tested. © BRK Fürstenfeldbruck

Fürstenfeldbruck – The rapid response group of the BRK Wasserwacht Fürstenfeldbruck now has a new type of sonar device in use, which is intended to significantly shorten the time it takes to find people who have drowned. "AquaEye™" is the name of the device, which represents an evolutionary step for the water rescue service, which is comparable to the introduction of defibrillators at subway stations a few decades ago.

The new sonar device is expected to significantly shorten the time it takes to find the lost person. Since the beginning of the water rescue service, comparatively little has been possible to improve the technology for searching. The new technology now promises a big improvement in the search.

Grateful for the opportunity

Roman Naumann, the project manager and deputy chairman of the district water rescue service, says: "We are very grateful that we had the opportunity to procure this device, which has already proven its capabilities internationally. With one of these devices, the start has now been made. However, I can already reveal today that we have included the procurement of one of these devices in the budget for next year for each of the bathing lakes supervised by the BRK Water Rescue Service."

Significant expense

The costs of more than 7,000 euros per device are a considerable expense for the BRK Fürstenfeldbruck. Since you never know where the next drowning accident will happen, each of the water rescue stations with a swimming lake needs one of the devices. For example, the Bavarian Red Cross will have to pay almost 36,000 euros just for the sonar devices.

Finding people

The water rescue service also has high hopes for finding people under ice surfaces. Because if the divers can enter through a hole exactly where the person was located under the ice, this would be a great advantage.

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Source: merkur

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