Aussie Bloke Extinguishes Boat Fire With Jet Ski Trick He 'Learned On YouTube'
We've all stumbled across a cool video once every few weeks showing someone doing something pretty awesome. Whether it's something to do with BASE jumping, parkour, weapons or even just cooking, it sparks and urge to replicate it in the real world.
But, for most of us, we'll never get remotely close to doing what we watched because it's either too dangerous, too outrageous or the situation never comes up.
Well, one Aussie bloke found the perfect time to re-enact what he saw on a YouTube video and it helped avert a serious situation.
Jason Dobinson saw a boat burst into flames at Boondooma Dam, Queensland and quickly looked for a fire extinguisher. When he failed to find one, he jumped onto a jet ski and drove close to the burning boat before turning at the last second to douse the vessel in water.
His incredible plan worked and the boat fire was extinguished within seconds.
Speaking to Yahoo7 News, Dobinson said: "I remember watching a YouTube clip from the US and it gave me the idea so I ran back down to the water and got on my jet-ski.
"My heart was racing, hoping it [the fire] wouldn't get bigger. Everyone was screaming but I couldn't hear much while I kept spinning."
He says when all the commotion was over, he got the 'biggest round of applause' he'd ever heard.
Hilariously, when asked whether the owner of the boat thanked him he said: "I'm a bit disappointed as the owner didn't buy me a carton of beer for my troubles."
A woman who was onboard the boat when the flames kicked off suffered a burned foot.
Melinda Harkins witnessed the incredible act and told WIN News Sunshine Coast: "If it wasn't for Jason, the boat could have caught flames in the fuel tanks and everything so [he's] an extreme guardian angel."
Jason's story is much like the American bloke who managed to fend off an attack thanks to kung fu skills he learned from one of his favourite movies.
Alex Lovell woke up to find his girlfriend Emily Javier allegedly hitting him with the blunt side of a samurai sword in Washington state. Despite suffering some pretty gruesome wounds, he managed to override Ms Javier and life to tell the tale.
The 29-year-old told Buzzfeed: "I've been indirectly preparing myself for this night my whole life.
"I didn't freeze. The Wing Chun came out. I was able to stand on a knee that was just almost chopped in half and a foot that was hanging on by a thread."
There you go - the next time someone tells you to stop watching those stupid YouTube videos, tell them you'll never know when you'll need it.
Featured Image Credit: WIN News Sunshine Coast