Hovercraft for Rescue
Hovercraft for Rescue – Hovercraft regularly save people from drowning, or when they have fallen through ice and got caught in mud. Particularly during flood, mud and ice rescues, hypothermia can cause health problems.
After floods have occurred, water becomes contaminated, food and medicine is required – fresh drinking water purification bottles that weight less than 60 grams are more useful than shipping in fresh heavy drink water by expensive helicopters. Flood victims tend to climb any tall structure such as a tree and pylon – making rescue by helicopter difficult and dangerous.
Hovercraft for rescue enable fast response without putting rescuers lives at risk using other methods. Hypothermia sufferers lose mobility so cannot always grab a thrown lifeline – they need to receive medical assistance as quickly as possible. Hovercraft for rescue make sense for situations where boats cannot reach the victim – boats don’t handle mud, sand and ice so well. Hovercraft enable rescuers to reach victims quickly, without putting their own lives in danger. There are a number of features that are very important for rescue hovercraft – they need to be strong, buoyant, and have sufficient power / on water payload to lift victims out of the water – many glass fibre hovercraft lack durability and buoyancy, and do not have enough power to lift weight from an on-water start.
This video shows how rescue hovercraft can help save lives during emergencies.