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Hero lifeguard uses drone to rescue two teenage boys in NSW

In an incredible world first, two teenagers have been rescued from wild surf on the NSW far north coast by a drone.

The boys were trapped by powerful waves and a rip at Lennox Head when a drone came to their rescue.

As soon as the call for help came in, lifeguards managed to get the ground-breaking drone in the air within a minute. They used a remote controller to fly it to where the boys were, where they then dropped a life-saving flotation device.

The lifeguards and one of the boys who they saved joined us this morning. Watch the interview and footage from the rescue above!