Anyone who has flown a drone before has felt the fear. That moment when a sharp gust of wind blows your drone off course or it stops responding.
The video below was recorded in just such a moment when Dave Svorking’s DJI drone hit the low battery threshold after which it is programmed to land. Unfortunately for Svorking it was over a lake.
In the video you can see the drone making it’s slow descent over the lake, while in the background you can see Svorking rush into the water and feverishly swim towards it.
At the last moment he extends his arm blindly from the water and catches it just before it meets its watery demise.