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:
— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 24, 2015
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.
— Marcel Hirscher (@MarcelHirscher) December 22, 2015