Tuesday 15 October 2019

Watch: Man carried away by umbrella in strong winds

The man was fortunately unharmed, managing to leap from the umbrella before it collided with a pole.

The man tried to save the umbrella by stepping on it (DHA/PA)
The man tried to save the umbrella by stepping on it (DHA/PA)

By Edd Dracott, Press Association

CCTV footage shows the moment a man was carried away by an umbrella due to strong winds in Turkey.

Sadik Kocadalli was whisked away by the weighted umbrella during a ten-minute tornado in the town of Kadirli in Osmaniye province, according to Turkish news agency DHA.

“I tried to save the umbrella by stepping on it. And when I stepped on it, it lifted,” Mr Kocadelli said.

“It went up three, four metres (between 9-13 feet) and … I jumped.

“Thankfully, I am OK. The umbrella hit a pole and fell back down.”

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