A French man fell 15 metres from the air while giving a demonstration of a jetpack device that he invented.
Franky Zapata was giving a demo of his 'flyboard' over a lake in the French town of Biscarosse on Saturday when he suddenly lost control and fell into the water.
Crash impressionnant de @frankyzapata aujourd’hui au meeting aérien de #biscarrosse Heureusement il est tombé dans l’eau et devrait s’en sortir je l’espère sans trop de soucis. #frankyzapata #biscarrosse #crash pic.twitter.com/SjWbGOp74W— Alex (@Alex170346741) May 28, 2022
According local news reports, the inventor sustained injuries from the fall and was taken to a hospital where he is recovering well.
Zapata designed the ‘flyboard’ himself and it can reach incredible speeds of up to 140km/h.