An 18-month-old boy has lost an eye after being hit by a drone flown by a family friend.
Oscar Webb’s eye was sliced in half by a propeller after the operator, Simon Evans, lost control of the drone.
The toddler, from Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, will need several operations before he can have a prosthetic eye fitted.
It was the first drone injury Oscar’s surgeon had seen, but she said it was “inevitable” there would be many more.
Mr Evans said: “It was up for about 60 seconds. As I brought it back down to land it just clipped the tree and span round.
“The next thing I know I’ve just heard my friend shriek and say ‘Oh God no’ and I turned around and just saw blood and his baby on the floor crying.”