Man gets trapped by rising water level

April 16, 2017 9:18 pm Last Updated: April 16, 2017 9:18 pm

Generally, hopping from rock to rock to cross a low flowing creek is relatively fun, though not without a small measure of risk. But what would you do if the water levels were to suddenly rise? Floodwaters created this situation for a man in Nepal.

He was hopping from rock to rock while the water levels were flowing low and relatively calmly. Suddenly, the water level surged unexpectedly, so much that the water completely covered some of the rocks that had been exposed just moments prior. The current became too strong for any swimmer, and the rocks and waterfalls downstream made any jumping to safety an impossibility. Luckily, a squad of rescuers saved the day.

This video shows the remarkable rescue from the river in Nepal, in Sundari jal, Kathmandu.