Explore the latest news and press releases on AquaEye® and VodaSafe
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,...
Michigan family whose son drowned in pond donates sonar device
October 16, 2021, Shepherd, Mich — A mid-Michigan couple whose 4-year-old son drowned in a pond has donated a sonar device to police to use in similar emergencies. The AquaEye can scan two acres of water in five minutes.
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.
Canadian Firefighter: New Survey Suggests Majority of Canadians Fall Short on Ice Safety Knowledge
Feb. 24, 2021, Vancouver — New survey results show 72 per cent of Canadians do not know the minimum ice thickness considered safe. These figures represent a substantial gap in the knowledge and confidence of Canadians who partake in winter activities on frozen bodies...
New Survey Reveals Three-Quarters (72 per cent) of Canadians Do Not Know The Minimum Ice Thickness Considered Safe
Survey shows a substantial gap in the knowledge and confidence of Canadians who partake in winter activities on frozen bodies of water. Vancouver, BC, February 17, 2021 - VodaSafe, the water rescue and recovery technology company behind the world’s first...
Vernon Search and Rescue Receives Equipment Donation to Speed Up Water Searches
The new equipment is expected to help the search and rescue volunteers bring search subjects to medical help or give their family closure.
Snowmobile safety tips for frozen lake traveling
With some fresh snow coming down ahead of the weekend, VodaSafe founder Carlyn Loncaric has some tips for snowmobilers who may be heading over frozen ponds and lakes.
Whistler fire department acquires sonar device for underwater rescues, recoveries
Whistler’s first responders will have an extra eye underwater thanks to the acquisition of a sonar device that will be used in rescue and recovery efforts. AquaEye is the first search-and-rescue device of its kind, a hand-held scanner that uses ultrasound and...
Whistler Search & Rescue to Use VodaSafe’s AquaEye To Reduce Drowning Recovery Time
Last week Vancouver’s VodaSafe donated an AquaEye®, the world’s first hand-held scanning sonar device for water-based search and rescue, to Whistler Search and Rescue. The AquaEye unit will be used to help Whistler Fire’s firefighters and Whistler Search and Rescue...
New technology will cut time and resources for Outer Banks search rescue crews
OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) — Search and rescue crews on the Outer Banks are hoping a new piece of technology will help cut down on time and resources when emergencies happen. It’s called AquaEye, a handheld side scan sonar. “This actually looks underwater and tells us...
Global News Coverage of AquaEye
A new device designed and built by a Vancouver-based company is designed to help lifeguards and other rescuers more quickly locate drowning victims.
Aaron McArthur reports.
AquaEye handheld sonar device credited with finding missing swimmer on OBX
OUTER BANKS, N.C.- The world's first handheld sonar device for identifying bodies underwater was recently used in Kitty Hawk to find a missing swimmer. "Normal rescue methods are inline searches, multiple people, multiple resources. This does all the looking for you,...