Kayaker caught in a whirlpool.

CORSICA, France – If you need any other reason to be terrified of white water, this clip o Jean-Christophe Cabuy getting caught in a hydraulic whirlpool might do it. Whirlpools form when water flows over an obstacle and curls back onto itself, creating a rotating and potentially dangerous current. Fortunately Jean-Christophe was able to escape with the help of some friends, but you can easily see how this situation could have wound up a lot worse.

This is the original video of kayaker Jean-Christophe Cabuy getting caught in a dangerous hydraulic whirlpool while kayaking in Corsica, France. When JC is unable to right himself, friends come to the rescue and avert a near drowning.

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