Harrisen Howes was one beloved quadrocopter short after a drunk roommate managed to get his drone stuck up on the roof of their house. Lucky for Howes, drones are plenty capable of rescuing one anotherā€”given the right tools.

Two months after the drone was marooned, Howes equipped a larger drone with hooks made from coat hangers. He then proceeded to execute a rescue operation that I daresay offers a a glimpse into the future of viral videos. Now if only drones were that good at rescuing humans.


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