Jet pack inventor crashes into lake as he demonstrates technology

Flying Frenchman Franky Zapata, who made history by becoming the first person to cross the English channel on a homemade jetpack, has been injured after crashing into a lake while demonstrating his invention. Mr Zapata, 43, sustained injuries after appearing to lose control of his flyboard during an exhibition event at Lake Biscarrosse, in Landes, France, on Saturday. French media outlet Sud Ouest reported Mr Zapata was conscious and officials later told reporters he was showing 'good sensitivity and motor skills' while under observation in hospital, BBC News reports.

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