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Man rescues his old drone with his new one

Lost your drone in a hard-to-reach location? No problem—just enlist another drone.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jul 23, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 7:31 am CDT

Here’s an unforeseen consequence of widespread drone usage: accidental drone littering.

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When YouTube user Harrisen Howes’ drunk roommate stranded his drone on a neighbor’s roof, Howes had the perfect solution: He launched his other drone on a rescue mission.

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Using hooks made from coat hangers, Howes successfully captured the old drone and flew it to safety. To add some drama, the resulting video has an epic soundtrack from the movie Interstellar.

Screengrab via Harrisen Howes/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 23, 2015, 8:38 am CDT