“It had been flying low, buzzing over our heads and around the beach for about 40 minutes before it crashed. We think it came from South Sands – there was a large group of people on a balcony there. We were gobsmacked. It was scary. If it had hit someone, it could have killed them.”
Martin explained: “We were paddling around the rocks between North Sands and South Sands when a drone appeared, spoiling the tranquility of the evening.
“When we came back to North Sands, there were five or six people in the water. We suddenly heard a scream as the drone fell out of the sky, landing in the middle of the group, only five feet from the swimmers. They were incredibly lucky not to have been hurt.