The UAV is equipped with an imaging camera that streams live to a second lifeguard operating the UAV, allowing them to easily see the precise location to drop the flotation device. The UAV is able stay in position over the water in strong winds and this can speed up the response rate and to reach the victim with help more quickly by flying over the water than the lifeguard swimming through the water. UAV become a powerful tool in water rescue operations because of the ease of deployment.