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Drone falls from the sky at Palms Place pool, injures woman. Las Vegas, Nevada

A young woman was hospitalized after being hit by a drone at a hotel pool near the Las Vegas Strip.

Kristen Rebollo was lounging at Palms Place and saw the moment the drone fell from the sky, striking the woman.

“Something just hit her in the leg and we looked over and she just started screaming,” Rebollo said.

She says her fellow guest had a deep cut in her upper thigh.  Meanwhile, Rebollo says the drone battery burst into flames, burning a hole through a pool chair.

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By Pitching in to Help Storm Victims, Drones Earn New Respect

Among the drone owners involved in recovery efforts are the members of SWARM (Search With Aerial RC Multirotor), a volunteer group of UAV pilots focused on search and rescue, who sent volunteer crews to both Texas and Florida. Founded by California artist and UAV pilot Jim Bowers (whose alter ego is Demunseed on YouTube), SWARM is working under an emergency COA (Certificate of Authorization) to fly what the Red Cross calls Neighborhood Damage Assessments. A COA allows drone flights at locations, times and altitudes that aren’t normally permitted. Though SWARM had not deployed before the storms, the group quickly dispatched its members to Florida as Hurricane Irma departed the area.

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Drone runs out of battery and crashes in Karnataka’s Udupi district, India, injuring two men.

“The private agency was hired to capture shots of the Vittala Pindi, where Lord Krishna’s childhood was being enacted. The drone ran out of battery and fell on the two people.”

Two devotees In Karnataka’s Udupi district were injured on Friday after the drone fell on them. One of the persons sustained grievous injuries on his face and neck while the other sustained minor injuries.

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