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Man Jet Skis Past McDonald's Following Flash Floods In Australia

Man Jet Skis Past McDonald's Following Flash Floods In Australia

A bloke in Australia has been filmed jet skiing down a main road and past a branch of McDonald's following flash floods.

Inevitably, people have joked that the guy in question was defying the wet conditions to head to the fast food giant - one person on Reddit captioned the video: "When it's flash flooding outside but ya desperate for some Macca's."

Meanwhile, another person on Twitter posted a video filmed from inside the restaurant, captioned: "Son's friend posted this from inside McDonald's (she was working there as it flooded) - that guy on the jet ski tried to go through the drive-through to get a drink, lol."

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For months, the country has been ravaged by devastating bushfires, however, heavy rain over the past couple of days has extinguished a third of the fires in New South Wales.

In some areas, the torrential rain has resulted in flash flooding - as the drought conditions have caused the soil to become very dry and compact, meaning rainfall is less easily absorbed.

Tuggerah, in the Central Coast, has been so badly affected by floods that the roads have become unusable - unless you have a jet ski, that is.

The man in the clip does a 360 and sprays water through the air, and can be seen having a good giggle about his antics. However, the response in the comments was somewhat divided.

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The guy's jet skiing antics have divided opinion. Credit: Reddit/AlexMontgom
The guy's jet skiing antics have divided opinion. Credit: Reddit/AlexMontgom

On the one hand, one person said: "I'd be p***ed if the wake from his Jet-ski pushed water into my car/business/house."

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Another added: "What a d***head."

Yet others were more positive, as one person wrote: "What an absolute icon."

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Another commented: "This is amazing."

Can't please 'em all, eh?

But one man who definitely has a 'what a d***head' interpretation of the man's shenanigans is New South Wales Emergency Services Minister David Elliott, who has slammed the jet skier's 'boofhead behaviour' ... (No, I don't know what a boofhead is, but I'm guessing it isn't something you should aspire to be).

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According to ABC, Mr Elliott said: "That says to me the community is just not taking seriously some of the warnings that have been issued.

"With this sort of boofhead behaviour, we're not going to tolerate it as far as the police are concerned.

"I would appeal to the community to be very conscious of the fact that drains, rivers and any number of pieces of infrastructure will be challenged over the course of this flood activity and, of course, that's been made even worse by the king tides."

Featured Image Credit: Reddit/AlexMontgom

Topics: Weather, Weird, Australia

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Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.