News: ‘It was lovely!’ – video shows holidaymaker jumping into floodwater for a swim at Skegness caravan park

News: ‘It was lovely!’ – video shows holidaymaker jumping into floodwater for a swim at Skegness caravan park

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

A hilarious video shows a Skegness holiday-goer making the best of the bad weather by going for a swim in floodwater.

Alex Henderson, 28, decided to dive into the floodwater from his caravan after his summer getaway was ruined after more than a month’s worth of rain fell in a couple of days.

Alex decided to pull on a pair of fetching yellow shorts, a swim cap and a pair of goggles after finding out the on-site pool was closed for the day.

Footage shows him throwing his body head-first into the inches-deep water and desperately trying to swim away from the caravan.

Alex then flips his body over in a move he describes as “like an Olympic athlete”, and starts doing backstroke towards a neighbouring caravan.

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The 25-second video was taken by pal Alec Marshall, 31, at a caravan park on Wednesday, June 12.

The pair travelled to the site from County Durham on Sunday, June 9, for a bit of summer sunshine beside the sea.

At the start of the clip Alec can be heard saying: “Here we have the caravan Olympics.

“And for the final, we have Alex Henderson doing the ten-metre dash.”

Alex before his leap into the water
(Image: Alec Marshall /SWNS.COM)

Speaking from the Skegness seafront on Thursday, June 13, Alex said: “I wanted to go for a swim but the pool was closed.

“When I came back Alec said I should just go for one outside, so I put my shorts on.

“I jumped into the water and had a great time, it was lovely. I came here for a holiday and I’m going to enjoy it.

“I was hoping for sun and sand but I’ve ended up with rain and mud.”

 

As the day went on and the rain kept coming, Alex videoed a family of ducks bobbing past his caravan.

Then one of his neighbour’s took to showering in gutter water after the drains in her own caravan got blocked.

Skegness has been on a yellow flood alert during this week after 60ml of rain fell during one night, with heavy showers and gale force winds continuing to batter the town.

There has also been widespread flooding across Lincolnshire, after roads were plunged underwater and rivers burst their banks.



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