Watch This Pilot's Frantic Dash to Save His Dying Drone From Drowning in a Lake

By Andrew Liszewski on at

It’s the fear of anyone who’s ever spent hundreds of pounds on a drone. You’re out flying, capturing beautiful footage of a lake, when suddenly the battery on your craft begins to die, and the drone starts its pre-programmed slow descent to what should be a safe landing—except that it’s over water. Dave Svorking found himself in that exact situation, but was determined not to lose his expensive toy.

Like a parent attempting to save the life of a drowning child, Svorking dashed to the edge of the water, shed his bag and other electronics, and dove right in. His efforts, including a frantic swim the last 10 or so feet and an epic, one-handed catch, ultimately saved his drone from a waterlogged demise. Does anyone else think this would make for a fantastic Olympic sport?

[YouTube via PetaPixel]


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