A person was swept out to sea by the strong surf at San Juan de la Rambla, in Tenerife, and was rescued with the Canary OneUp lifeguard. The bathers in the area were able to launch two life jackets from the OneUp totem installed on the beach and the affected person was able to stay afloat until the arrival of Maritime Rescue, which took the man out of the water by helicopter.
OneUp weighs just 370 grams and measures about 17 centimeters. Similar to a soda can, unfolds in contact with water, where it takes the shape of a horseshoe or lifebuoy open on one side. In an emergency, the equipment allows easy treatment, being able to launch towards the area where the person at risk of drowning is, characteristics that improve those of traditional round life jackets with greater weight and dimension, which makes an optimal launch difficult.
Several Canarian beaches have already installed the totems with these lifeguards. Its creator, the Canarian Saúl de León Arteta, assures that three lives have already been saved since OneUp has been installed on the Canarian beaches.