Surf's up... and so is the drone

A public safety drone hovering above Haeundae beach in Busan yesterday. The Busan city government is using the drones at the popular beach as one of its safety measures to prevent drownings during the busy school holiday period, which typically runs
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A public safety drone hovering above Haeundae beach in Busan yesterday. The Busan city government is using the drones at the popular beach as one of its safety measures to prevent drownings during the busy school holiday period, which typically runs from mid-July until the end of August. Haeundae beach is one of South Korea's most popular seaside venues, attracting vast crowds during the vacation period.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2015, with the headline 'Surf's up... and so is the drone'. Print Edition | Subscribe