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VodaSafe’s AquaEye offers a lifeline against drowning

VodaSafe’s AquaEye offers a lifeline against drowning

The handheld sonar device can locate people submerged in water or trapped under ice.

One of the most dreaded experiences for lifeguards is searching for a missing person in the water. Conditions may mean visual searching is almost impossible, or – at best – very difficult…

Adventures With Purpose Takes AquaEye In-Field

Adventures With Purpose Takes AquaEye In-Field

In case you haven’t heard of them, Oregon-based ‘Adventures With Purpose’ (AWP) is an Underwater Search & Recovery Dive Team dedicated to helping families bring missing loved ones home, at no cost to the families. They have helped solve 23 Missing Person cold cases since 2019.

As seen in this YouTube video, recently they have been using AquaEye®. This video documents Adventures With Purpose’s search for Ralph Brown, using the clues left behind with an emphasis on the AWP’s 5-mile search strategy.

See how AquaEye is utilized in a real search in less than optimal conditions (starting at the 02:11 of the video). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NeoHeHCAAw

They like what they’ve seen so far and would like to get more hands-on use on upcoming cases.

New life-saving device to help with water rescues in north St. Louis County

New life-saving device to help with water rescues in north St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — North County Fire and Rescue recently added a new tool to help with water rescue and recovery efforts.

AquaEye is a handheld sonar device from VodaSafe. Carlyn Loncaric, the company’s CEO and founder, was once a lifeguard. She believed more could be done to prevent drownings.

“It really bothered me that most children drowned within 20 feet of shoreline, and it’s because we can’t see them.” ….

AquaEye Handheld Rescue Scanner Aims to Save Drowning Victims

AquaEye Handheld Rescue Scanner Aims to Save Drowning Victims

Every year, more than 3,500 people in the United States die from drowning. It’s the fifth leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States, and the second leading cause of accidental deaths among children aged 1–14 years. Worldwide, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional death…

PSDiver Magazine Writes Follow-up Review on AquaEye

PSDiver Magazine Writes Follow-up Review on AquaEye

TAWAS CITY – Just shy of three months ago, city council members gave their stamp of approval for the Tawas City Fire Department (TCFD) to establish a Water Rescue/Dive Rescue-Recovery Team. Since that time, the community has expressed its support for the endeavor,...

Community continues its show of support for the TCFD Dive Team

Community continues its show of support for the TCFD Dive Team

TAWAS CITY – Just shy of three months ago, city council members gave their stamp of approval for the Tawas City Fire Department (TCFD) to establish a Water Rescue/Dive Rescue-Recovery Team. Since that time, the community has expressed its support for the endeavor,...

New sonar tech aims to help Tahoe rescue and recovery

New sonar tech aims to help Tahoe rescue and recovery

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (News 4 & Fox 11) — South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue tested new technology on the rough waters of Tahoe Wednesday. It's called AquaEye, an underwater rescue device using sonar to help quickly locate people and bodies in the water.