Triathlete Injured By Drone In Australia

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  • Published Apr 8, 2014

Raija Ogden, wife of professional triathlete Courtney Ogden, was reportedly hit by a drone while competing in a triathlon in Western Australia.

Australia’s air safety body is looking into reports that a triathlete has been injured by a falling drone.

Raija Ogden reportedly sustained minor head injuries after the drone’s operator lost control of the device.

The videographer operating the drone claimed the craft had crashed because an attacker managed to wrest control away from him.

The drone was being used to film competitors in the Geraldton Endure Batavia triathlon in western Australia.

Ms Ogden was treated at the scene of the accident before being taken to hospital where stitches were required to close a head wound.

The drone was being piloted by local photographer Warren Abrams who set it hovering about 10m above the race route to capture images of competitors completing the 10km run section of the triathlon.

Geraldton Triathlon club has apologzed to Ms Ogden, who was only meters away from the finishing line when she sustained her injuries.

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