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Shocking video show man dangerously wading through waist high flood water after river bursts its banks in city centre

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Shocking video show man dangerously wading through waist high flood water after river bursts its banks in city centre

Shocking video show man dangerously wading through waist high flood water after river bursts its banks in city centre

This is the bizarre moment a man casually waded through dangerous floodwater in only a pair of jeans and a coat after a river burst its banks in a city centre. Eyewitnesses Nick Dyson, 60, said bystanders were speechless when they saw the man on Sunday lunchtime (27/10) walking through the waist high waters in Worcester.Nick, a mental health support worker, said he had been out with his partner taking photos of the swans after extreme weather causing the River Severn to burst its banks.While taking pictures of the birds, the pair suddenly spotted the man trudging through the water in a green Parka Coat, blue jeans and white trainers. Dad-of-three Nick from Worcester, said: "We were speechless.

I thought, 'what the heck is he doing?' "He carried on walking and my partner Isabel was filming him and I shouted at him, 'what are you doing?

Are you coming back?'

But he just carried on."I shouted at him to return as I thought he may be suicidal. "There were a lot of other people around me and they all had a look of panic on their faces.

I was the same I suppose."I used to be an ambulance man 20 years ago and it brought back a few memories of incidents in the river and things happening in there."I was thinking to myself, with my past, what am I going to do if he does under the water.

But he carried on walking without acknowledging me or turning around."He then veered over to the side of Browns at the Quay, where it starts to get shallower."He was hidden from view I take it he came out of the water safely.

It was surreal.

I really don't know whether he was high on drugs or something like that."I don't know whether he was homeless, because there is quite a few in Worcester, but he was quite smartly dressed so and his clothes looked good quality so I just don't know."Nick, a former emergency medical technician who left the ambulance service in 2000, posted the video taken by his partner Isabel, to social media.The video shows the man moving slowly following the usual path, with some swans nearby.Lee Watson, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service station commander, said: "People should never walk into floodwater."They cannot possibly be aware of any dangers which might not be visible."These might include, for example, lifted manholes which could expose them to the risk of falling deep into drains from which they are unable to escape."They cannot see the edge of the path so might stray into deep water and neither can they see street furniture which they might fall over and get entangled in."People carrying out such acts not only put themselves in danger but also those who might be called upon to rescue them."

This is the bizarre moment a man casually waded through dangerous floodwater in only a pair of jeans and a coat after a river burst its banks in a city centre.

Eyewitnesses Nick Dyson, 60, said bystanders were speechless when they saw the man on Sunday lunchtime (27/10) walking through the waist high waters in Worcester.Nick, a mental health support worker, said he had been out with his partner taking photos of the swans after extreme weather causing the River Severn to burst its banks.While taking pictures of the birds, the pair suddenly spotted the man trudging through the water in a green Parka Coat, blue jeans and white trainers.

Dad-of-three Nick from Worcester, said: "We were speechless.

I thought, 'what the heck is he doing?'

"He carried on walking and my partner Isabel was filming him and I shouted at him, 'what are you doing?

Are you coming back?'

But he just carried on."I shouted at him to return as I thought he may be suicidal.

"There were a lot of other people around me and they all had a look of panic on their faces.

I was the same I suppose."I used to be an ambulance man 20 years ago and it brought back a few memories of incidents in the river and things happening in there."I was thinking to myself, with my past, what am I going to do if he does under the water.

But he carried on walking without acknowledging me or turning around."He then veered over to the side of Browns at the Quay, where it starts to get shallower."He was hidden from view I take it he came out of the water safely.

It was surreal.

I really don't know whether he was high on drugs or something like that."I don't know whether he was homeless, because there is quite a few in Worcester, but he was quite smartly dressed so and his clothes looked good quality so I just don't know."Nick, a former emergency medical technician who left the ambulance service in 2000, posted the video taken by his partner Isabel, to social media.The video shows the man moving slowly following the usual path, with some swans nearby.Lee Watson, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service station commander, said: "People should never walk into floodwater."They cannot possibly be aware of any dangers which might not be visible."These might include, for example, lifted manholes which could expose them to the risk of falling deep into drains from which they are unable to escape."They cannot see the edge of the path so might stray into deep water and neither can they see street furniture which they might fall over and get entangled in."People carrying out such acts not only put themselves in danger but also those who might be called upon to rescue them."




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