Drone Slices Baby’s Eye In Half

A tragic accident has come to light of a boy who has lost an eye after it was sliced in half by a drone.

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Oscar, an 18 month old from the UK, has lost the sight in one of his eyes after family friend Simon Evans lost control of the remote controlled mini drone.

Evans said: “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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The horror of the moment hit Oscar’s Mum, Amy Roberts, in full force as the boy opened his eye.

In an interview after the event, Amy said: “What I saw, I can still see it now, and what I saw or what I thought I saw was the bottom half of his eye and it’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen. I just hoped and prayed all the way there that what I saw wasn’t true and wasn’t real.”

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In a small consolation, doctors say Oscar can still see out of his other eye. His surgeon, Faye Mellington, was surprised to see such an eye injury from a drone saying: “I have seen a lot of ocular injuries, but never in someone so young, and I’ve not seen one from a drone.”

The growing popularity of drones has led to the British government’s decision to hold a public consultation on the guidelines for flying drones safely and a strategy is expected to be published next year.

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By Danny Burke

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