Travelers usually trust boatmen when they embark on a boat journey. The boatman bears the responsibility of safely maneuvering the boat so that passengers on board are not endangered in any way. However, imagine if boatmen started performing daredevil stunts while navigating their boats. It would surely leave the passengers in quite a state of shock. Well, such an incident was recently captured in a video that has been making rounds on social media.
This video was shared on the Twitter account @fasc1nate, which is known for posting astonishing videos. In this video, a boatman is seen performing incredible stunts while navigating a boat, leaving viewers astounded. The boatman’s attire and the characters written on the bridge he passes under suggest that this video might be from China or Japan, although this hasn’t been confirmed.
The boatman showcases his extraordinary skills in the video. As the boat glides along a canal with homes on either side, he eventually leaves the boat and leaps onto the bridge above. Then, he effortlessly climbs the bridge’s structure before landing back on the boat, all while the passengers onboard watch in astonishment. Had he lost his balance, he could have fallen into the water or directly onto the boat, which would have been a dangerous situation. However, he managed to maintain his balance, safely returning to the boat and continuing his journey.
This video has gone viral, accumulating more than 1.7 million views and numerous comments. While some viewers are amazed by the boatman’s skill, others express concerns about the safety of the passengers. One commenter suggests that boatmen often perform such stunts to earn more tips.
While the video is certainly captivating, it raises questions about safety and responsible behavior, especially when people’s lives are at stake. Travelers trust boatmen to ensure their safety, and performing risky stunts like these can jeopardize that trust.