A competitor in today’s Endure Batavia Triathlon has been taken to hospital after an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) otherwise known as a drone, fell from the sky hitting her on the head.
The competitor, Raija Ogden was heading into her second lap of the run leg of the race on the Foreshore when the incident occurred.
The remote-controlled copter struck her head and she fell to the ground.
Raija is the wife of defending champ Courtney Ogden who came in second place in today’s race shortly after the incident occurred.
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. READ MORE