Boater Puts Out Fire in Awesome Way
New Zealanders capture makeshift firefighting on video
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2012 4:48 PM CST
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(Newser) – No firefighters around when your boat goes up in flames? How about hiring this freethinker to douse it with a speedboat "and look like a badass doing it," reports Gizmodo. Bystanders with a video camera recorded the flaming boat at Lake Lyndon in New Zealand but apparently just stood around and watched. One of them even dissed the boater's makeshift firefighting technique, saying, "F--k that" and "What are you doing?" But by the look of it, the boater's four passes did accomplish something: putting out the fire.

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Dec 30, 2012 4:24 AM CST
That is one smart cookie--hope there is someone like that around if I'm ever in trouble!
Dec 30, 2012 12:23 AM CST
This is the world. Doers and watchers. Most watch as bad things happen to others, taking the attitude that it isn't their business to interfere with the burning boat, the man struggling to get out of the subway pit, the woman being gang raped on a bus.... It's the job of the police, the authorities, the government. What a wonderful society we have become.
Dec 29, 2012 9:48 PM CST
Way to go. Just as well this did not happen in the US as the owner of the White Boat would likely sue the other boat owner.