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, ” said Phillip Lloyd, a representative with the company that developed AquaEye.
The technology is point-and-shoot, and uses artificial technology. It costs around $4,700.
“It is like a flashlight underwater, and it uses sonar,” Lloyd said. “It can scan 85,000 square feet in just 4 minutes.”