In one hot off the press...
A BOARD showing a G-string-clad woman has been removed after she became the accidental attraction in a real estate advertising campaign for a house sale in Victoria, Australia.
An ambitious agent enlisted a drone to take an aerial photograph of the property, which includes a sweeping image of the beach.
“I heard a noise and then I saw this odd thing flying around and thought it was a kid’s toy. It hovered around and luckily I was face down at the time,” Ms Lingard said.
But Steve Walsh of Eview real estate defended the use of drones for aerial photography and says he did not realise Ms Lingard had ended up on the sale board.
“It’s something that Google does and people use that everyday,” Mr Walsh said.
Mod notes: Privacy concerns aside, this touches on the use of drones by uncertified operators and flouting the regulations that genuine operators must abide by. In all the reporting on the incident, none of the media has focused on this. Also, this follows on from a recent television program that flouted the rules and let one of the presenters fly in an area where it shouldn't have happened. CASA are investigating this as well, with one could only imagine, some serious repercussions for the operator.