A man flying away with an umbrella because of strong winds is going viral on social networking sites. Captured in Turkey’s Osmaniye province, the surveillance footage shows a man identified as Sadik Kocadalli trying to secure the umbrella amidst heavy gusts of wind.
In the video, Mr Kocadalli steps on the base of the umbrella to keep it from flying away. But in the split second that follows, as shocked bystanders watch, he is lifted off the ground.
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The footage has been shared widely and has collected millions of views. Amazed reactions to it have been compiled into a Twitter Moment.
Mr Kocadalli spoke to reporters after the incident and said he did not sustain any injuries.
“I’m fine actually. After I realized the umbrella was going to keep going up, I jumped off. I think I rose 3 or 4 metres,” he said.
Another man was injured in the incident when the flying umbrella landed on him.