Stamford students hope to save lives with drones

High school students partnered with a Stamford business owner to design a drone attachment that could help save swimmers in distress.

High school students partnered with a Stamford business owner to design a drone attachment that could help save swimmers in distress. (4/6/15)

STAMFORD - A local group hopes to save lives at beaches this summer by using drones.

High school seniors at King Low Heywood Thomas School, a private school in Stamford, partnered with Flying Robots founder Bill Pedra to design a drone attachment that would help save swimmers in distress by dropping a life preserver to them.

The idea is to buy the swimmer time until help arrives.

The students have even started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for what they're calling, "Project Ryptide."

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