Video Shows Two Fishermen Come Dangerously Close To 66ft Plughole
A passer by managed to film the horrifying moment two fisherman got dangerously close to a huge plug hole.
As she was walking her two dogs, Flo Neilson spotted the massive overflow with water pouring into a huge 66ft hole in Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire. She then realised that two men in a fishing boat were floating dangerously close to the hole in the water.
Completely stunned by what she saw, she filmed them as they paddled scarily close to the huge hole.
Speaking to the 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."
The incredible video has obviously made waves (geddit) on social media, with people commenting at the scene, which is definitely not a sight you see every day.
People who obviously know more about plug holes than I do have been commenting on the post.
One person commented: "I find the plug hole the scariest thing... even on video."
Another wrote: "It drops about 200 feet and then a 90 degree turn and goes along to the river further down with a sluice gate."
Someone else wanted to let us know that it's not as terrifying as the video would have you think, replying: "It is not as crazy as it looks there is only about an inch of water depth flowing over."
Thankfully, another person clarified that the fishermen were never in danger, leaving us to be able to enjoy the video without fearing for their fate.
They wrote: "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, which owns the reservoir, stated: "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."
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Flo Neilson