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Video Shows Daring Fishermen Floating Dangerously Close to Gigantic Sucking Hole

In shocking footage, two fishermen can be seen paddling next to a gigantic sucking hole.



Gigantic Sucking Hole

(TMU) — A pair of fishermen were spotted by a passer-by as they floated incredibly close to a massive 66-foot plug hole on a reservoir in England over the weekend.

Dog-walker Flo Neilson was walking along the Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire when she spotted the two paddling dangerously close to the gigantic sucking hole, which deposits water through a grill into a nearby tunnel.

Shocked by what she was seeing, Neilson began to capture footage in a video that has now gone viral.

In an interview with BBC, she said:

“It appeared they were floating towards the plug hole whilst still casting their lines, but they were purposely paddling with flippers on their feet.

It looked a dangerous and risky thing to do, but they seemed to be in control of the boats and had soon moved away after I’d stopped filming.”

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Commenters on the video were shocked by the actions of the daredevil fishermen.

One user commented:

“They ought to have gone down it, idiots.”                                   

While another commenter said:

“Yeah really crazy!!! Dumbass.”

A third commenter speculated:

“It drops about 200 feet and then a 90 degree turn and goes along to the river further down with a sluice gate.”

Others were skeptical that the men were in any danger whatsoever, with one person commenting:

“I bet if you put the boat right to the edge it would simply bump against the plug hole and very unlikely to go down. Lip of the plug hole is only a few [centimeters] below the waterline.”

While another one pointed out:

“Just to confirm, these guys are using float tubes, not boats. Their legs are beneath the water.

“They wear flippers like scuba divers. So they’d just hit the wall of the plughole. Be almost impossible to go over the edge.”

Severn Trent Water, the water company which owns the reservoir, said that they had told fishers and boaters to practice caution and avoid the plug hole or risk getting trapped or injured.

The company said:

“We’re glad for individuals to use our reservoir for boating and fishing, and boats can be found to rent from the fishery.

However, we do ask that folks keep nicely away from the plug hole, as clearly that is actually harmful.

We will be reminding everyone who uses the water to avoid the plug hole area and stay safe.”

By Elias Marat | Creative Commons |

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