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Game of drones

Thursday, 7th January, 2016

All that remains of twelve-year-old Ethan Callegher’s eagerly-awaited Christmas present, a toy drone, is the box in which it came after the aircraft went missing.PICTURE: Darrin Manuel All that remains of twelve-year-old Ethan Callegher’s eagerly-awaited Christmas present, a toy drone, is the box in which it came after the aircraft went missing.PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

By Erica Visser

The search is on for a missing remote-controlled drone after it was piloted by a four-year-old boy.

Ethan Callegher was thrilled when he opened a Christmas present from his grandfather to find it was the toy drone he had been longing for. 

But when he took the plastic aircraft for a test-fly at Picton Oval with his father and little brother, Samuel, disaster struck.

“It was a bit windy that day and I gave my brother a turn and it shot up and flew away,” Ethan said.

“I haven’t told my grandfather I’ve lost it yet.”

The Callegher family searched the block north of the Kaolin and Cummins Street intersection and even dropped flyers into the letterboxes of nearby homes.

But the 12-year-old is yet to be reunited with his Christmas present.

“We think it probably fell into somebody’s yard and a lot of people have been on holidays over the Christmas break,” said his mother, Jodie.

“Anyone who found it probably wouldn’t know what it was.”

Whilst most drones have a camera attached, Ethan’s did not as these had to be purchased separately.

Anyone who has seen the grey toy is encouraged to call Jodie on 0418 154 274.

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