Thursday, April 14, 2016

Apparently Operating A Drone Can Be Dangerous To The Operator's Health

Who knew that flying an unmanned drone can be hazardous to you health?

One drone operator here in Michigan managed to find out the hard way yesterday after going for a swim to recover his drone in freezing waters.

The Detroit Free Press: Pilot rescued after drone crashes in St. Clair County

A man had to be rescued from the Black River after falling into the water while trying to rescue his drone. Firefighters responded to the river near the Seventh Street Bridge in Port Huron shortly after 11:20 a.m. The man had been flying his drone in the area when it hit a dock post and fell into the river. The man followed suit when he tried to retrieve it.

The drone was not recovered.

Going into the very cold water in Michigan right now is a great way to get hypothermia and then dying fast. It is not advisable unless you're in a proper drysuit and prepared for the shock of entering the water. Luckily for him he was rescued in time but going after a drone that he had flown into the water was not a good idea.


Excelling in Mediocrity said...

There are a number of videos on youtube titled "Cold Water Boot Camp" done over several years that explore the effects and survival techniques of sudden immersion in cold water.

ProudHillbilly said...

Um, Darwin.

ProudHillbilly said...

Um, Darwin.