Jetpack inventor Frank Zapata rushed to hospital after horror crash

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The inventor of the jetpack has been raced to hospital after a horror crash saw his homemade invention plunge into a lake.

Frank Zapata, from France, dropped around 15 metres into the water at Biscarrosse, near the Atlantic coast.

The former jet-ski champion was seen spinning out-of-control before he suddenly plummeted into the water.

Alarming footage shows the thrill-seeker sending a massive wave of water into the air as he collides with the surface.

Shocked witnesses can be heard shouting after watching the inventor crash.

Frank, who shot to fame after his miraculous 2019 expedition in which he flew his jetback across the entire English Channel, is currently being treated by medics.

French newspaper Sud Ouest reports that Frank is showing "good sensitivity and motor skills" after treatment from heroic medics after photos taken by people nearby showed him being loaded onto a stretcher.

His incredible journey to England saw him jet from Sangatte beach in Calais all the way to the White Cliffs of Dover after a 35 kilometre ride.

The miraculous trip build the self-powered hoverboard completely from scratch before he reached a whopping 87mph as he soared 49 feet above the English Channel.

Frank dressed for the occasion and donned a flying suit similar to Iron Man in the Marvel superhero film.

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