Rescue drone makes a splashing debut

A waterproof Splash drone hovering in mid-air after dropping a rescue package for a child in a pool during its press debut at the water sports event Boot in Duesseldorf, Germany. Boot is the world's largest trade fair for the industry, covering saili
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A waterproof Splash drone hovering in mid-air after dropping a rescue package for a child in a pool during its press debut at the water sports event Boot in Duesseldorf, Germany. Boot is the world's largest trade fair for the industry, covering sailing, diving, yachting and the whole spectrum of water sports. It started yesterday and will run till next Sunday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 24, 2016, with the headline 'Rescue drone makes a splashing debut'. Print Edition | Subscribe