Monday, April 7, 2014
A Drone hit a Triathlete in the Head
A camera drone which is use to cover an event hit an athlete in the head, maybe controlled by a friend of one of his competitors. A triathlete in the Endure Batavia Triathlon event that was held in western Australia was hit in the head by a falling drone during the race.
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was being controlled by one of the local videographers covering the sporting event. A spokesperson of the media company said that the accident looked suspicious.
"We will be conducting a full investigation of what happened but it looks as though someone has hacked into our system," owner Warren Abrams told Everything Geraldton.
In a statement by the organization sponsoring the race, The Geraldton Triathlon Club, they offer their sincere apologies about the accident.
The triathlete who was hit in the head was treated on site by paramedics and then taken to the hospital with minor injuries to her head.