Watch this man jump into freezing water to save his beloved drone
Often compared to the protective urges of new parents, the bond between human and drone can be a touching sight. Owners often carry out almost superhuman feats to keep their darlings safe — as in the video above, when a YouTube user calling himself Zwier Spanjer rescues his little quadcopter from a watery grave on their first day together. He hesitates for only a moment before slipping into a (presumably freezing) canal, hoisting the new DJI Phantom 2 to safety with less than seconds to spare. The FAA may have released a “Know Before You Fly” guide to help new drone-owners acclimatize this Christmas, but they forgot to mention the dangers of flying over water with a low battery.