Tuesday, April 13, 2021

BBC:- Toddler’s eyeball sliced in half by drone propeller

Amy Roberts said her son’s injured eye was “the worst thing she had ever seen”

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.”

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