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Remote Controlled Lifeguards

In this Wednesday, Aug, 8, 2012 photo, Misquamicut, R.I., Fire Chief Louis Misto, far left, and lifeguard Jeff Lenihan, center, demonstrate a rescue technique with the EMILY remote-control lifesaving device as lifeguard Philip Campo, in water at right, holds on to the apparatus at Old Town Beach, in Westerly, R.I. EMILY is an acronym for Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

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Remote Controlled Lifeguards

In this Wednesday, Aug, 8, 2012 photo, EMILY, (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard) a remote-controlled battery powered lifesaving device, sits on Old Town Beach in Westerly, R.I. EMILY is a small watercraft fitted with a flotation device and can go up to 22 mph, allowing it to get to people more quickly, and in some cases more safely, than any human. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)