A triathlon event with over 200 competitors in Geraldton, West Australia, was rudely interrupted when a competitor was allegedly hit in the head by a drone, as Fairfax Media reported. The unmanned aircraft was recording the Endure Batavia Triathlon, when it fell down upon Raija Adgen, who was taken to hospital and treated with three stitches to her head. According to the article the drone was operated by New Era Photography and Film, who were reportedly not receiving a fee for their activities for the event, but were to be allocated advertising space on the event organiser, Geraldton Triathlon Club’s, publications in-kind. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of all suppliers to an event abiding by safety regulations. A regulation enforced by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for commercial drone operators includes staying at least 30 metres away from people and property. The drone operator, Warren Abrams, suggested that the drone fell as a result of its controls being intercepted by a hacker; however a spokesman for CASA has said that this is not a feasible likelihood for a drone of its type. As reported by Fairfax, CASA is currently investigating whether Mr Abrams, or the film company he was working for, had received national certification to operate a drone near people and property.