Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018
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A man distracted by his phone walks in the canal, thinking that it was a pile of leaves

It's the moment a man dives into a channel after being distracted by his phone.

The distracted man apparently took the scattered leaves of the canal for a trail and simply fell into it.

The images were captured on CCTV in front of a Nottingham pub around 11:30 am on November 14th.

Annmarie Gardener, owner of The Navigation Inn, said her camera was captured when a man on her cell phone fell into the canal at the back of her pub and how two people came to her rescue and had it out.

Now the group wants to alert people to the dangers of walking near the canal while being distracted.

She told the Nottingham Post: "It's not usually a problem – most people know it's a channel.

"When you looked at him, he thought that because the leaves were on it, the canal disappeared and became a path.

The man is diving into the canal

"He was on the phone, we post warnings in the pub and tell people to be careful, I think another person slipped on the edge, but he came back."

"When the leaves are inside, it can be dangerous, it worries me and we would like to warn others, it's so deep."

Canal and River Trust warns the public of the dangers that threaten the canals during the Christmas period.

The unnamed man takes an unexpected bath

A spokesman said: "We are obviously delighted that this incident is ending well, but it could have been a lot more serious and we would certainly urge people not to get distracted when they are stationed. towpath.

"Although this type of incident is unusual, this week we support the" Do not drink and do not drown "campaign, which encourages people to stay safe during the Christmas holidays.

The footage was captured by CCTV in front of The Navigation Inn at Wilford Street, Nottingham

"Our advice at this time of year is to definitely visit your canal or river as they are great places to stay in shape, relax, but also take extra precautions.

"Trails can be wet or icy, increasing the risk of slipping, tripping or falling in icy waters, so stay clear of the edge and be careful where you are walking."

Di Steer, CEO of the Royal Life Saving Society UK, said: "People tragically die each year because they have entered the water with alcohol in the blood, deliberately or completely by accident.

Two men come to his aid and drag him out of the canal

"Drinking near the water or in the water can be a dangerous and deadly cocktail.

Alcohol can seriously affect your ability to survive in the water.

"When you come home after an evening, avoid waterfront lanes, especially in the dark, and always stay with your friends and watch them."

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Main reports of Mirror Online

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