Bare-chested man paddles canoe along swelling river

NewsflarePublished: July 13, 2018
Published: July 13, 2018

A Chinese man paddled a canoe along a river when Typhoon Maria made landfall in southeastern China's Fuzhou City on Wednesday (July 11).

The video shows a shirtless man paddling in a river in driving rain as police chased after him to try to bring him back to safety.

In the clip, police can be heard shouting at the man: "Go back to the shore quick!"

However, the man says: ''I'm a member of winter swimming team.''

The police respond: ''Even if you are a winter swimmer, it is not allowed. Come here.''

Although the man waves his hand to refuse, he was finally taken to the police station and given a dressing-down from cops, local media said.

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