This man, surnamed Chen, suddenly disappeared after jumping into the water in a dam in the suburbs of Yiwu, Zhejiang Province.
His buddy, a man surnamed Xiong, who was filming the video, became so terrified, that he dashed into the stream to look for his friend.
But he, too, disappeared.
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) MR. CHENG:
“I felt a strong force sucking me in. I then became unconscious.”
Luckily, Cheng and Xiong didn’ t die. About 30 seconds later, they were flushed out at another location, through a drainage pipe that’ s 5 meters long and 50 centimeters in diameter.
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) LOCAL VILLAGER:
“The hole is so huge that anyone would be sucked in. We should prevent any similar incidents from happening again.”
The pipe has been sealed after the incident.