A 22-year-old student in Victoria, Australia tried to save his drone from a watery grave, but ended up needing rescue himself.
The student, known as Singh, attempted to retrieve his drone after it crashed into the water during a student photoshoot on St. Kilda Pier in Victoria. However, his rescue plan came undone after the cold water caused his body to cramp up. With no ladder to the pier, Singh was stuck.
"I couldn't touch the floor with my feet, so then I started panicking. It was cold as well," Singh told 9 News.
His friends created a rope from clothing and police arrived to rescue him from the water. The police said that he had been in the water for 30 minutes and was likely to drift in and out of consciousness had he stayed much longer.
Singh's drone was rescued during the day by a 9 News cameraman and the memory card still functioned.
"That was a stupid decision I made. I'm not proud of it," Singh said.