With the advent of drones in everyday life quickly approaching, I like everyone else on this forum have been trying to brainstorm useful approaches for drone use. As a open water lifeguard the idea of a roving eye in the sky is interesting. A drone could provide coverage of rescues in progress allowing an operator in headquarters the ability to accurately assess situations and whether further support would be needed. It could also provide aerial support during missing swimmer searches, a floating body is much easier to see from above and with drowning victims every second counts. It could also be used to survey the coastline on busy days and days in the offseason when there are not enough guards on duty to watch all the water effectively. As a lifeguard and surfer I have little experience with the mechanics and engineering of a project like this but I think that the demand would be there for something like this. I'd appreciate anybody's input on the idea if you think it's viable or not, or if someone's already developed something like this. Advice, criticism, and comments are appreciated and encouraged!