Importance of the Drone Code

With nice cloud formations over the island it was looking good to fly the drone and capture some nice images, after about thirty minutes I heard an approaching helicopter. I immediately started descending the drone from its one hundred metre altitude.

Whilst bringing the drone down to thirty metres I kept the camera ‘rolling’ as they say, unbeknown to me the following had happened. Text taken from the Isle of Thanet News website, URL.

Full copywrite remains with them and the editor Kathy Bailes.

Three men have been taken to hospital after a scaffolding ‘collapse’ in Margate this morning (June 26).

One man is understood to have suffered a suspected broken back and was airlifted to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. The two other men have less serious injuries and were taken to Margate’s QEQM.

The incident took place at a property in Upper Grove at around 9am.

Three ambulances, a paramedic car and the air ambulance attended.

Kent Police were also in attendance. A spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 9.35am  to a report that three men had fallen from scaffolding in Upper Grove, Margate.

“Officers attended to assist Kent Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service.”

The Health and Safety Executive is also on site.

Air Ambulance

The Air ambulance arrives on scene

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