WATCH: OMG! Falling drone 'almost kills' skiing champion Marcel Hirscher in Italy

Defending World Cup skiing champion Marcel Hirscher had a lucky escape on Tuesday after he narrowly avoided being hit by a falling drone which could have injured him badly.

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2015, 11:50 AM IST
WATCH: OMG! Falling drone 'almost kills' skiing champion Marcel Hirscher in Italy

New Delhi: Defending World Cup skiing champion Marcel Hirscher had a lucky escape on Tuesday after he narrowly avoided being hit by a falling drone which could have injured him badly.

Hirscher was on his second run in a World Cup slalom race at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy, when a big drone came crashing down behind him, missing him by seconds.

In a video posted by SB Nation on Twitter, we can see how lucky he was:

The Austrian finished in second place, 1.25 seconds behind Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen.

Reacting to the incident, the Austrian also posted a Tweet through his official account.