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Drone pilot makes unbelievable catch when his drone runs out of battery

Drone runs out of battery over beach, owner catches it just above the water

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What happens when you’re flying your drone and the battery runs out over the ocean? You jump in and catch it before it takes a plunge, that’s what you do!

That’s exactly what Ryan Chatfield did when he noticed his DJI Phantom 2 making it’s peaceful decent into the waves below. Luckily for Chatfield, he was able to catch it just in the nick of time.

This is a growing problem in the drone community, and a Reddit user makes some valid arguments below:

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