Drone goes astray at Spahats Falls

Two men making video recover drone after it gets caught in a tree at the edge of the cliff next to Spahats Falls

A man pulls on a rope thown into a tree to shake it after a drone got caught close to the tree's top. A second holds a large net to catch it.

A man pulls on a rope thown into a tree to shake it after a drone got caught close to the tree's top. A second holds a large net to catch it.

Main photo: A young man pulls on a rope thown into a tree to shake it after a drone got caught close to the tree’s top. A second holds a large net to catch it. The drone got caught on Friday while they were making a video of Spahats Falls. They came back on Saturday after collecting gear to retrieve it. The drone fell to a lower branch.

 

Left: After the drone falls to a lower branch, one young man uses a pole to shake it into a large net attached to a pole held by a second young man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: The drone rests in the net after the successful recovery. Besides the cost of the drone, the young men were concerned about leaving it abandoned in a provincial park.

 

 

Below: Spahats Falls Park is located about 10 minutes north of Clearwater and is part of Wells Gray Park. Provincial regulations prohibit the use of drones in provincial parks without a permit.