Russian riot policemen rescue football fan out of Griboyedov Canal
The happy fans were celebrating Russia’s victory over Egypt.
The incident occurred last night after the match between the national teams of Russia and Egypt during the 2018 World Cup.
One of the fans was walking along the embankment of the Griboyedov Canal from the Konyushennaya Square towards Nevsky Prospect when he thought it was a good idea to take a swim and jumped into the water. According to witnesses, he was very drunk that night.
The man was floating on his back not far from the embankment fence and would unlikely be able to get out when he got tired, given his condition. A crowd of people was there filming it. One of the videos was later uploaded to a popular video hosting website.
The witnesses chose not to wait for a tragic outcome and called the law enforcement officers who were on duty nearby. The rescue operation was successful. The riot officers were rewarded with applause, and the rescued swimmer went off to do whatever he planned on doing.
Video: Riot police saving drunken football fan out of water, crowd clapping
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