Moment when an elderly pedestrian is knocked off her feet by a powerful fire hose after the firefighter has lost control
- Fireman cannot hold the water hose while putting out a fire in a container
- Elderly woman is knocked to the ground by a fire hose in the Tomsk Oblast region of Russia
- A firefighter immediately runs up to the pensioner and helps her to her feet
This is when an out-of-control fire hose took down an elderly woman after a sudden surge in water pressure sent her flying from a firefighter’s grasp.
CCTV captured in Tomsk, in the Tomsk Oblast region of South Russia, shows the pensioner walking across a sidewalk to the firefighter putting out a fire in a trash can.
Moments later, a sudden wave of water explodes from the fire hose and the firefighter throws it backwards on the road.
The older woman tries to get away from the snake while it is lying on the ground, but she stumbles and falls to the ground.
The pensioner falls to the ground on Naranovich Street in the city of Tomsk, in the South Russian region of Tomsk Oblast
A firefighter puts out a fire in a trash can while the retiree walks the sidewalk
The strong jet of water then sprays into her bag and lets her things fly up the road.
A firefighter immediately runs to help the elderly woman to her feet, before his colleague joins him.
While the couple helps the retiree, another member of staff runs to the fire hose, which is eventually shut down.
After the scenes, firefighters helped the pensioner collect her belongings that had been strewn across the street.
The woman was not injured in the incident, Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry later confirmed.
A strong jet of water spurts from the fire hose and sends the firefighter onto the road
The elderly woman is helped up by firefighters when the fire hose is turned off