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Triathlete suffers head injuries from falling drone

Triathletes have enough to worry about without stuff falling on their heads.

More and more drones are attending outdoor events (to work, not as paying customers). They take great aerial photos while causing minimal disturbance to the people doing stuff below.

Well, unless they fall out of the sky. A triathlete in Australia named Raija Ogden was midway through the running portion of a triathlon when one of the unmanned photography vehicles dropped onto her head, injuring her. But why? From the local news:

The UAV operated and owned by local videographers New Era Photography and Film were covering the event with live footage and owner Warren Abrams said the circumstances looked to be suspicious.

"We will be conducting a full investigation of what happened but it looks as though someone has hacked into our system," he said.

"Hacked" is the well-worn default excuse for people who've made a mistake and don't know how to spin it yet, but I suppose we'll see. Hacking the photography drones at a triathlon would be pretty lame.

In the meantime, at least minimal damage was done: The report says Ogden is in stable condition with only "minor injuries."

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