Man drowned while trying to save a drowning man


A good-hearted man tried to save a drowning man. He ended up strugling and lost his life as well.

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Backstory girl

2 Men identified as 29-year-old Mario Guthrie and 46-year-old Scott Vater, drowned in the Niagara River. Witnesses during the event said that Scott, wanted to go into the water to collect driftwood to make home furniture, but Mario offered to go swim and get it instead. It looks to me from the video that he wasn’t a strong swimmer. As Mario is struggling and taking in water, one of the onlooker, (possibly the guy recording) urges Scott to get in and save him. Scott then went into the water aswell in a failed rescue attempt. Tragically, onlookers saw them struggle… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Backstory girl

Poor guy ?

Patrick jones jr


Eugenics lord

First off, if they care about saving the dudes life which idk if I even would. Before jumping in, You would need to actually fucking THINK and bring something that floats with you for the guy to hold on to instead of you. Before anyone jumped in they should’ve called 911 or for some other professional help. They also could have had a rope to hold onto or anything that could keep them above water. This utter stupidity warrants them to be deserving of death. Therefore, I don’t care they died because of how dumb they were. If there are… Read more »

Eugenics lord

Would be interesting to know why the first guy jumped in the first place. How do he drown when there was a piece of fucking wood right next to him? Also, why did the retards watching not call for help if they cared so much instead of recording. If it was my choice I would kill everyone in that situation.


Yea. Fucking dumb shits. Poor guy?


The guy jumped in to get tht big bitta driftwood… simple evolution right here.

Strict Machine

Yeah … then a fine example of de-evolution.


Roro the sharpie?

Jonny Coltrane

He jumped into save a guy who had jumped in to save a guy who had jumped in to save a guy… it goes back to the 7th century when the first guy slipped and fell in


Don’t listen to them, I like you.


oh man you need to calm down


I want to waterboard the dude who told the guy to jump in and save him. The white guy paid the black dude money to go grab him some wood. That is primo wood for building furniture or instruments. Its old and the minerals in the river help preserve it.

The dumb fuck recording couldnt even put his phone down to help. Honestly aint no one guilting me into jumping in that water.

I have been trying to find the identity of the punk bitch recording for years. I want to pay him.a visit.

Adware Mklss

Adu vjp


I think the rescuer acted on emotions and didn’t think it through


“dial 911” the fuck are they gonna do?


There was a kid who lasted more than 16 minutes in water that got saved by scuba divers. 911 still coulda saved them.



the almighty bunghole

*something happened*

“nah it didn’t”


dumb bitch killer

more than a couple of dumbasses could?


they gon jump in and drown too bro

Andras Jonas

If he did nothing, he would have just floated on the top. Incredible how people kill themselves. Granted, it’s probably very scary to dip under the water, being deprived of oxygen but if one jumps into water the least they should be aware of (if they can’t swim) is to remain calm. Float. Just not face down, LOL.

the almighty bunghole

probably the guy’s first time swimming. Panic makes people do stupid things


no because this happened by my house. thats the niagara river that goes over niagara falls the undertow instantly pills u under in seconds.


ikr my friend almost drowned once and i jumped in and she did the exact same thing to me, atleast we survived lmao

Im gay

This is incorrect. The water was pulling him down. Review timestamp 0:30. Observe how he’s kicking towards land but is getting pulled back by the current.


This was the most sad and stupid thing I’ve seen. First, the guy who doesn’t know how to swim without something helping him is the one that go to the water, and second, the old man that shouldn’t even enter the water cause like I said, it’s OLD and probably wouldn’t be able to handle what he will do. But he doesn’t care that and even tried to swim with the the other guy over him when he luckily could move by himself in the water. And the thing that frustrates me the most is that you can see when… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by Maurice

what if that older man was a father of the younger one? what would you do.. Of course we can think here we have time. They should thtough them something floating …any rope from somewhere…However can’t get what happened to first man as he was able to swim for a moment and then like it was his first time. WTF


There is a very strong undercurrent at play here. The surface water just appears calm.


Watched a video about that currently,
Looks like he gets sucked in, propably thats also why there is a lot of wood there


thanks I just learned something


yo that cant be delta p, there cant be different presures just like that. A current, yes maybe but not delta p

Delta P

Oh yes, the late night Delta P

rust cohle

that interesting thank you

Im gay

Finally, somebody gets what’s actually going on.


Remember, if u save someone from drowning and this person starts to drown u(this actually happens a lot(cuz of panic and instincts)) hit straight into this person’s nose, he’ll be shocked and have another thing to deal with when u’ll pull him out. (learned on lifeguards courses)

Last edited 2 years ago by Jack

Damn, nice one, I hope I’ll never forget this


wtf haha

Capt. Killingfield

My dad was trained in water rescue in the Air Force. You approach them from the rear and grab them from behind. If they get ahold of you in panic, they will pull you under and try to stand on your head if they feel it will save them. But yes, if they turn and face you and begin clawing at you, pop em good.


Why did he jump in the first place tho.
And the people are just recording did not even bother to call for real help

A gay dude

They were smart, they got to go home. This white motherfucker tried to be a hero, and he dead.

Lord Beerus

You’re a hero

Jimmy Saville

Ah well just pull them out and fuck them both


Is it a crime to think that this situation is funny? Because if not I will think it is funny forever. But if it is illegal I no think it funny, me think it’s whatever it is legal to think about it.


people on this site are whimps, i fucking love this shit


I totally agree. Or more so I do not love it nor do I hate it. I feel neutral on the subject.

A gay dude

Fuck off nazi cracker

dumb bitch killer

no one wants your nazi ass hoe

The brazilian explains

It’s real life there’s nothing wrong with watching real life


fucking retard pulling the good guy down


Thisnwas no normal “I can’t swim” – drowning. Bodies don’t just dissapear under water, they float. Smth pulled them under. Either current or delta P caused by drainage, as someone mentioned. Freaking dangerous.


Yeah tell that to the guy who’s drowning smh….


A good-hearted WHITE man tried to save a drowning man.

A gay dude

Black people are cowards, but it does keep them alive. has done for some hundreds of years, and will contiue to do so.


You sound like a stupid fuck. I feel bad for your family


White man jumps in to save the black man.
Another black man records video and just comments: “I’m not getting in THAT water!”


fucking stupid asses poor guy but damn is it that hard to hold a piecee of wood

Nico s

Black people don’t like water, and most can’t swim.

ravi shetty

dont jump into the water if you cant swim jesus fucking christ how retarded can someone be


This is ridiculous! If I had to jump in to save a drowning person I would knock them out first so they can’t pull me under. The people yelling “you better jump in” are fucking idiots. They should have jumped in but they’re black and everyone knows black people can’t swim.

Last edited 1 year ago by H83D_by_Many



Why the fuck would the black guy go out there in the first place how dumb can a person be



A gay dude

Don’t be stupid, don’t be a hero, your life is worth more than some random asshole on the street.

Be smart, don’t be a hero.


i am not a fucking animal, i dont like how people acts in india, china, iraq, so many violence and !indifference! and thats scares me a lot.




Looks like they were trying to get him more comfortable with swimming originally he was on a string, the wood they had him swim too was just too far and he swam to it well enough the guy was comfortable tossing the string so he could get to the wood. The rest was current and panic. Dude got scared of being on a log not being able to swim well in open water. Just wish the other guy remembered rule number 1 of saving a drowning adult

dumb bitch killer

dumbasses waiting until both of them drowned to call 911

Humans are stupid

Honestly I don’t mean to sound mean but how the literal FUCK can someone not know how to swim?? Like wtf we’ve evolved around for it billions of years, our bodies are like 60% water the world is like 70% water, have these people never been inside water? I honestly think this an intelligent issue, some people like this guy just play out Darwinism right in front of our eyes. How stupid do you have to be to jump into water to save someone whos drowning, when YOU YOURSELF can’t even swim? I have trouble feeling bad for either of… Read more »

Humans are stupid

Fucking stupid this shouldn’t be something that can occur to an adult human


lmao what a scrub


bruh moment


Really wow smh yall over here recording and screaming you see HIM DROWNING GUYS JUS CALL THE COPS


“somebody call somebody” most american thing ever.


Not a YouTube moment……. Not exactly


when that man said i think you better get in there he took that old mans life by pressuring an old person with less than capable reasoning to jump in and drown to death


Should of tied their clothes together as a rope


Natural selection


A bunch of dumb assery


That’s crazy. All they had to do was just float on their backs. Honestly, those guys are idiots.


You can see that on the first guy a rope was attached. After 2/3 of the Way the String was too Short.


This is so sad but how do you go your whole life without even trying to learn to swim

Gore dude


Kate sure

Those of you who are saying things like “why didn’t he just float” and “he panicked” etc know absolutely NOTHING about the currents on the Niagara River (which this video takes place on). The currents are otherworldly and very, very deceiving. It’s not just the churning water that will kill you, it’s the “calm” water which is even more dangerous. In fact, a TRAINED POLICE DIVER named Craig Lehner died in this very same spot only one year before this. And he was trained to swim in bad conditions! Lehner and the two dudes here were drowned by what some… Read more »


i live right by that spot,its so dangerous to be in that water.


In first aid you are told that in case of saving someone who is drowning, you have to knock him and take him from behind so it cannot grab you. At that point the rationality is gone and your instinct just tells you to grab something and go to the surface. Same as fire, there rationality is gone and you just run, like an animal, away from fire, that’s why people was jumping from twin towers on 9/11.


At the very beginning the man who later jumps hangs a rope tied to the first man, and throws it to the water. They were somehow related.

Lobo KTra

Simplemente estúpidos, todos.


They ran out of stupid people to help.


Now that’s how you dunk a oreo .

Capt. Killingfield

Water is fluid, you can easily move thru it. Why is this fool flailing like he’s being electrocuted. What a moron. Darwinism…


What was the plan here? He had a string to pull him back if he were to fail whatever task he had in mind? The black guy who obviously never goes in water thinks he is up for it. The man who is holding the string thinks he is at fault for allowing the man to die as he is the one who lost the string? So then he goes into the water trying to save a drowning man without even the proper technique and he waited until the guy was borderline dead, meaning the guy or anybody at that… Read more »

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