Man drives Range Rover into River to save money on car ash, Instantly regrets it

The furious waters of the swollen river reached the SUV’s engine and threatened to wash him away

According to a report from the Fire Services Department in Dujiangyan, China’s Sichuan Province the local man had to be rescued from a nearby river after driving his Land Rover SUV into the water to wash it and getting stranded on a small islet.

The man told rescuers that he simply wanted to wash his car so he wouldn’t have to go to the car wash and pay the 20 yuan fee, but he didn’t expect the flood gates of an upstream dam to be opened causing the water level to rise almost instantly.

Wash away

Before the cheapskate driver could get back into his car and drive away, the furious waters of the swollen river reached the SUV’s engine and threatened to wash him away.

Fortunately, he was able to reach a nearby islet, but he became stranded there with nothing else to do but sit and pray that the strong currents didn’t wash away his car.

Eventually, bystanders called the Dujiangyan Fire Services Department and a team of firemen managed to rescue both the driver and his SUV.

Viral

A video of the entire ordeal was later posted on social media, where it quickly went viral.

“The car is absolutely clean now,” one person jokingly commented on Weibo.

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