Thursday, 23. October 2014
11. 08. 14. - 15:00
The dramatic moment a Russian man managed to catch a speedboat after its drunken owner fell overboard has been captured on this video footage.
The Russian captains unplanned departure from his vessel left it running out of control at a Russian quarry.
And according to the footage, which was shot at the man-made lake on the outskirts of Moscow, the drunken owner of the boat had scrambled ashore after falling overboard.
It left the sky-blue speedboat circling out of control, round and round endlessly in the centre of the lake, before one of his friends decided to swim into the water to try and gain back control of the speedboat before it beached itself.
And to cheers from onlookers, the man eventually managed to swim in front of the speedboat and then timed his moment to catch the front of it carefully, gradually hauling himself back into the boat and taking it back under control.
There were cheers from the onlookers on the side of the lake at the man's success, however it was also branded foolish because the whirling motor could easily have cut him badly if he had slipped and been run over by the speedboat.
And Irina Mironova who was at the lakeside having a barbecue and uploaded the footage said on Russian social media: "The outboard motor of the speedboat was on full power, if he'd mistimed it it would have sliced him open.
"At the end of the day though nobody was hurt and the boat was bought back to shore, where this time it remained."
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