Jet Skier Uses Wakes to Extinguish Boat on Fire

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

It might seem pretty ironic but one of the worst places that you could possibly ask for fire is on water. If it’s absolutely going to happen, it might seem like having water right there would be more convenient as to extinguish the blaze but, as it turns out, floating on top of the water doesn’t really help you very much and makes access more difficult.

This time, we check out a situation that has a boat on fire in Hawaii right near the shoreline. As the firefighters get on scene to fight the blaze with their water cannon, they attempt to extinguish the flames but end up pushing the boat out into the water even further, leaving the vessel to burn away.

However, thanks to a Good Samaritan riding a jet ski, this blaze would be easier to control as the rider used a series of sharp turns to spray the boat with the water underneath of the ski. Not only that, but it also helps to push the boat back to shore, towards the firefighting team once again.

The boat was deemed a loss as it would eventually sink down underneath the surface of the water but, thanks to this friendly man on a jet ski, the blaze would be able to be extinguished on the spot to prevent any further damage or injury that could have come from the floating fireball.