Lifesaving drowning assist robots tested along Lake Michigan

  • Source: WWMT-TV CBS 3 Kalamazoo
  • Published: 06/14/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: An inspiring story of innovation and technology — two of the E.M.I.L.Y. devices, a revolutionary life-saving drone, have been donated to both Silver Beach and New Buffalo. The new technology was unveiled Monday afternoon in St. Joseph. Beach staff from both St. Joe and New Buffalo, along with other emergency responders, are training with the new drone. The device was donated by a family determined to turn their tragedy into a lifesaving action. E.M.I.L.Y. stands for the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard. The families of drowning victims Emily MacDonald and Kory Ernster donated the robot in their honor. Emily's mother said when she heard the name for the lifesaving device was the same as her daughter's, she felt it was a calling to help others.


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