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Quick-thinking boater douses fire with wake

In incompetent hands, any vessel can be an extremely dangerous machine. In competent hands, however, it can apparently be an extremely effective piece of firefighting equipment.

At least that’s what some New Zealanders at Lake Lyndon found out. They were watching a boat burn and waiting for emergency personnel to arrive when a quick-moving vessel started heading straight for the fire. At first they thought the idiot was going to run into it, but after he made a sharp turn and splashed a giant wave over the fire, his true intentions became clear.

Click here to view the amateur firefighter at work.