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Watch This Man's Panic Trying To Save His Drone From A Lake

01/09/2014 11:17 BST | Updated 01/09/2014 11:59 BST

A man who spent nearly £1000 on a drone and action camera had the shock of his life when he suddenly realised his prized possessions were plummeting towards the lake over which it had been flying.

YouTube user 'redphive' then did what any self-respecting human being would have done, he panicked, and ran headlong into the water.

You might wonder if his reaction was slightly 'OTT' but things should become clearer when you learn that while the GoPro comes with a waterproof case, the £700 DJI Phantom 2 was not made for a water landing.

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Saving his drone from certain doom may have cost him his dignity (and what looks like his wallet), but the reward was that he now has a great video and a functioning quadcopter.