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Fairfax man shoots video with aerial drone

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Fairfax man shoots video with aerial drone
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

Doug Koenig's YouTube video of landscapes in the Fairfax area shows the region's beauty, from a big red barn to the sparkling blue Missouri River.

However, the aerial drone Koenig used to create "Life From A New Perspective" crashed into the river and cannot be recovered, he said. So he has entered his video into a contest that could win him a replacement aircraft.

Drone-maker DJI Innovations is conducting an online video contest through July 27. The makers of the ten videos with the most likes will win a DJI Phantom drone and carrying case, according to the DJI website.

Koenig says he is counting on lots of likes to continue this aerial videography.

"I recently was doing so photos of the Missouri River near Scalp Creek and the drone had crashed into the water and cannot be recovered," he said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Koenig's video had 1,832 likes. His YouTube username is lowridin88 and he has posted 20 videos.

Watch Koenig's video here:

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