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At Werri Beach today this large shark was approaching a surfer, and I used my drone's speaker system to warn him. Watch him look up at the drone, then bolt, with the sudden splashing warding off the approaching shark @smh @FinancialReview

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Meanwhile, in Australia...
 
 
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Top work. The application of drones by surf lifesaving is to be applauded
 
From surfer on my Linkedin page - this was me too: “I was surfing Werri beach on Saturday when a drone flew in low to tell me the waters were clear and no sharks were in the area! (Maybe you Chris?) I could hear it pretty clearly and once i gave the thumbs up, it flew off!”
 
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I'm not sure sharks are traditionally scared of sudden splashing...
 
Werri Beach, Gerringong. 2534
My home & best place in the world. Still can’t believe that surfer is wearing a steamer in Sept!!
#BoardiesOnly 😅🏄🏼‍♂️🦈
Ps. Rad footage @cjoye 🙌🏼
 
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The shark was swimming in the surfers direction initially but “Definitely Not heading for the surfer” False information and unnecessary scare mongering about the big bad sharks 🦈 again.
 
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What if the shark heard and understood what you said 🤨
 
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Will you use the same drone to warn the sheep that blindly followed your property call?
 
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Wow nice one. Did you show the surfer? I'm sure he'd love to keep a copy of that footage and buy you a 🍺 or 🍺 🍺 🍺
 
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My guess is sharks hate drones too.
 
A different use of drone
 
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Thats crazy stuff, probably saved that guy's life, shark was headed for him.
 
Following 6pm C9 TV news coverage, lots of Qs on what type of drone has a speaker system...It is a Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual search and rescue drone with a speaker warning system that allows pre-recorded alerts and also direct transmissions... I used both! @DJIGlobal
 
 
 
 
 
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What a cool way to be on the lookout and warn those in the water!
 
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Hi Christopher, this footage is amazing. We would love to use it in a story. Can we give you a call about this?
 
According to this, drone warns man about approaching shark at #Werri Beach. Anything could have happened I guess.
 
😳 🦈 😊
It’s so good that no one - including the sharkie - was hurt. We need to start implementing patrols like this.
 
This is pretty amazing!
 
Wow, looks like you warned the shark as well! He did the bolt as well. Very clever indeed 😉
 
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That's how to 'manage' sharks, not drumlines and nets. 💚
 
Normally writing about Bears and Bulls. This is a phenomenal effort from leading Fairfax journo @cjoye Drone speaker system prevents potential shark attack. Who knew!
 
🦈 + 🏄 = 🍣, thanks @cjoye for your assistance. We like 🌊 not 🦷!
 
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BREAKING NEWS: Shark and surfer lodge joint legal action against pervy drone operator for breach of privacy.
 
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That is just incredible. How do I get a job as a drone operator? Would love it. You likely saved that surfer from an attack. Good job.
 
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Congratulations on saving someone’s life and/or limbs today! This is the best use of drone technology yet.
 
Awesome 🦈🏄‍♂️
 
 
Love the use of drone technology to enhance surf safety!!
 
 
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Surf Lifesaving Australia should be using these!
 
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Better safe than sorry, but it looked like the shark had already turned away.
 
Probably asked the bloke how much houses cost. The shark didn’t like the answer much by the looks of it.
 
Out the back enjoying some peace and solitude and people fly their fucking drones over and film you. I find that creepier than the shark
 
 
Reeeaaaaalllllyyy wish I could unsee this 😳😤🥺 @ashtonsims26
 
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Great use of a drone.
 
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Can't help feeling sorry for the hungry shark
 
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You had the option to film a shark attack and blew it. Damn!
 
 
 
 
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Wow. What time was this? I was swimming there earlier. Great effort.
 
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An auto detect drone system operated by a basic AI program/system would be great....Especially for competitions....They hover above and detect dark objects heading towards tagged surfers....then vibrate a wristband of some kind attached to the surfers to warn them... GTFO,S!
 
 
 
 
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Was it the Southern or Northern end? When I was young a huge wave crashed over the pool at Werri & a small shark landed in the pool, we got out quick & the fishermen came & removed it. After that I always felt like I was swimming & looking over my shoulder at the same time
 
 
Neat.. you won’t find me in any ocean !
 
HERO 👇🏿🐋
 
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Haha... is there a drone to warn against afr property spruikers?
 
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First Chair Man now you with your life saving drone. Australia is blessed. Not all heroes wear capes!
 
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Great footage Christopher. The acceleration of the shark as it heads off is scary enough - paddling away if it was after you would clearly be futile.
 
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The shark turned away before the surfer even started paddling, so the splashing didn’t deter it.
 
 
This is why I prefer chlorinated water and a black line along the bottom.
 
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Another great prediction... Good job!
 
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remember the different types of using emerging tech in this exact situation you had challenged us with during the AI/ML workshop we had at CMI almost a couple of years ago?? Uncanny because the problem is real. Thanks for that eye opener..
 
Amazing.

PS - Welcome to Australia.
 
Surfer owes
christopher joye his life nice work Christopher
 
 
Great use of drones to help others! Good job.
 
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The sudden realisation that the short end is going to zero spooked him.
 
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What do you think - splashing scared the shark or the shark was not interested in the surfer and was heading away? @SimonBlears
 
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That isn't large it's not even the size of the board
 
 
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Can you try that on Scomo’s ‘Shark One?’
 
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Hi Christopher, this is incredible. Do you give permission for KTLA News to use this video?
 
 
 
 
 
Wow, close call, starting to change my view on drones.
 
Ok. I’m cool with drones now.
 
 
So much for sharks being attracted by splashing. I was once told to stay completely still while two sharks circled me, while I waited to be plucked from water. Perhaps completely wrong advice?!
 
This reaffirms my fear of salt-water surfing and makes me want a drone.
 
Ahah I surfed at Werri beach (Werri point, to be precise) not so long ago 😱😅

🌊🏄🤙
 
 
😳😬 EEEK!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
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I mean nice vid and all... but that's not a very large shark.
 
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God’s Country down there
 
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Amazing Chris I was just visiting there today on a long weekend- well done! I was just discussing shark attacks with a local
 
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Wow that’s incredible. You might’ve just saved that surfer’s life. Well done you 👏🏼
 
 
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Looks like a great tool for surf life saving clubs to embrace. @LifeSavingVic @lifesavingqld
 
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More people die from taking selfies than sharks each yr in Australia. Many More people drown each year than from sharks. They are much more interested in eating fish.
 
 
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One good reason to use a drone.
 
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