Australian photographer Ryan Chatfield was out filming a beautiful sunset on a beach in Western Australia when disaster struck and the battery of his new quadcopter drone ran out.

The video captured by the drone's camera shows the drone beginning to descent whilst flying over the water. Realising that his drone is about to crash into the waves and break, Chatfield starts running down the beach towards the quadcopter.

In the tense video the drone sinks lower and lower towards the sea as Chatfield can be seen getting closer. With the drone just inches above the waves and after a spectacular sprint he eventually jumps into the water and manages to save it.