A video of a man riding a water slide and skimming across the water without sinking has gone viral.
The video, made at a Beaches resort in Jamaica, showed 21-year-old lifeguard Ronaldo Johnson sliding down a waterslide to land in a sitting up position, then skimming right across the top of the water to the other side of the pool, standing upright when he reaches the ledge, and walking away.
Resort-goer Morgan Evick posted the video on Twitter, where it's been liked more than 150,000 times and retweeted over 83,000 times as of Wednesday afternoon.
Some viewers thought the video was faked, but Johnson told TMZ he isn’t the only one who can do it — some of his friends can also accomplish the feat.
Johnson says the trick is to get a push while at the top of the slide, then sit up just as you reach the bottom. The burst of speed is apparently enough to get you across the water without sinking.
It took Johnson about two years to learn how to do the trick, he told TMZ, adding that he and other lifeguards often get requests from resort guests to see the trick now that they know it exists.
The video gained traction just as many start to frequent nearby pools and beaches for the summer, which may have boosted its popularity as one of the definitive viral videos of summer 2017, Time noted.
Twitter users were mostly amazed by the water slide trick.
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