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Twitch streamer nearly drowns after almost getting sucked under a boat

Published: 23/May/2019 23:42 Updated: 23/May/2019 23:46

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch continues to give viewers incredible, unscripted, and sometimes downright frightening moments, thanks to its slew of IRL streamers – one of which had a near-death experience on camera.

Polish Twitch streamer Patryk ‘pajalockk’ Zawadzki was broadcasting his excursion in a canoe when he came upon a freighter as he paddled down a river.

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While he appeared to make an attempt at paddling around the boat, his canoe ended up hitting its aft starboard quarter, leading the smaller craft into a dangerous current that overturned the canoe – appearing to get sucked up underneath the freighter due to the strength of the current.

TACLUDA, rgbstock.comSmall freighter boats like this one can cause dangerous currents, as one IRL Twitch streamer discovered during a live broadcast.
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The scene erupted in a moment of brief panic as the streamer seemed to be caught beneath the freighter, his friends rushing to the riverbank to get a better look at the situation.

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The streamer emerged from the river mere seconds later, clinging to the boat’s rear in an attempt to keep his head above water – likely a huge relief to his panicked compatriots.

While the original VOD has been deleted and the exact location of the scene cannot be verified, one Reddit commenter claimed that the debacle went down in Detroit’s St. Claire river – a dangerous spot for divers and boaters, due to currents caused by freighters just like the craft seen in the video.

“…It’s roughly a third of a mile wide, with a few narrow shipping channels for freighters, occasionally as large as 800 – 1,000 feet, “ the commenter explained. “No way in hell I’d ever dive there – aside from the draft leaving only a few feet of room between the ship and the riverbed, the water displacement from such large ships in narrow channels causes dangerous currents.”

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This wouldn’t be the first time an IRL streamer has documented a dangerous situation, by far; in fact, YouTube streamer ‘Furry Potato Live’ was involved in a violent altercation with a security guard in early February, after deciding to stream outside of a synagogue in Los Angeles, California.

After questioning the streamer why he and his friend were streaming outside the synagogue, the guard requested that the pair stop moving – but the two continued to pace back and forth, prompting the guard to draw his gun and fire on the streamer, wounding him in the leg.

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While the guard was later arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, no further information has been released concerning the Polish streamer’s wellbeing after nearly drowning.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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