OAP Floating In Moat Mistaken For Corpse Stands Up

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This footage shows a pensioner who was mistaken for a corpse after witnesses spotted him floating lifelessly down a waterway before he stood up alive and well moments later.

The unnamed resident of China’s capital of Beijing shows the elderly man wearing a red T-shirt while nearly fully submerged in the waters of the city’s South Moat.

His eyes are closed and he does not move as witnesses film him floating down the waterway, which forms part of the centuries-old Beijing city fortifications.

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Witnesses first saw him in the waters in front of the outer city walls, floating from Guangqu Gate to Dongbian Gate on the east side of the ancient imperial city.

However, shortly after a concerned woman called the police thinking he had died, the pensioner stood up in the shallow waters of the South Moat and walked off.

Video shows him fully clothed while wading through the calf-high water during the stunt, which reportedly ended with the authorities telling him off for causing a scare.

The police are said to have let the man leave without any punishment, but it is still unclear whether he was drunk or simply resting.

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