Man Swallowed by Puddle in Shocking Viral Video

When one man decided to cross some marshland on foot, he ended up becoming engulfed—and footage of the moment has the internet in stitches.

In the video, shared to TikTok by an account by the name of The 3 Dumbbells, the muscular man can be seen tentatively edging towards the large puddle of water.

Wearing a blue shirt and cargo pants, he take his sandals off and holds them in his hand before saying: "I don't know how I'm going to get across.

"I'm going to get my...look my trousers are getting dirty. Look of the state of my feet, I have got to try and get over there."

He then takes a step into the water, which looks to be shallow, and is quickly swallowed up.

A whole two seconds later he reemerges covered in mud, as the person filming can be heard cackling away.

The 3 Dumbbells captioned the hilarious clip, that was shared on July 22, writing: "Follow me she said, I know a muddy shortcut #muddy #muddypuddles #shortcut #Fuvahmulah #fuvumullah."

The shocking footage, which can be watched here, has gained a lot of traction online, having been viewed more than 26.4 million times and surpassed 4.7 million likes.

Many people flooded the comments section with their views on the humorous video.

One TikTok user, Mona, wrote: "Y'all was laughing but I was terrified. He was gone too long."

Another person, Thee Finest Pearl Alive, added: "Bro didn't even step to make sure... he just dropped."

Mikey Angelo typed: "Sadly, this man is now in an alternate dimension the man that came out is his parallel."

GGDave joked: "Man went to the centre of the earth and came back."

Christine stated: "I literally can't stop laughing omfg that was so unexpected hahahah."

Rebecca Koren revealed: "He took far too long to come back up. I freaked out for a second. Hubby just asked if I was ok."

Larissa commented: "He definitely saw Jesus for a sec there."

However, some people believed that the man's accident may have, in fact, been for the camera, with AnegelaVid831 writing: "It's just not funny when it's set up."

To this, The 3 Dumbbells responded: "1, did I know how deep it was? no... 2, did I touch the bottom, no... 3 am I guilty of slowing my ascent? Yes... It's just some fun, relax."

Newsweek have contacted The 3 Dumbbells for comment.

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A stock image of a foot in a puddle. In a TikTok video a man was engulfed by a puddle in some marshland. Getty Images