All Who Swim In This 6 Foot Wide Stream In England Are Never Seen Again

October 15, 2016

Between Barden Tower and Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire, England, lies one of nature's most dangerous booby traps. It’s a small innocuous-looking mountain stream, about six feet across, known as Bolton Strid, or simply "The Strid."

The Most Dangerous Stretch of Water in the World
Photo credit: James Whitesmith/Flickr

But below the water's surface is a deep chasm with powerful undercurrents that pulls anybody that falls into it to certain death.

It is believed that not a single person who has fallen into the Strid has ever come out of it alive.

The Most Dangerous Stretch of Water in the World
Photo credit: James Whitesmith/Flickr

To understand how a small mountain brook can have such a dangerous reputation, take a walk upstream.

In less than 100 yards, this “small” stream will have expanded to a substantial river 30 feet across. This is River Wharfe which runs through Yorkshire, but when it comes to the area of Bolton Abbey the river is forced through a narrow gap causing the water to gain tremendous speed and depth. The narrow gap on the Strid is only an illusion as both banks are seriously undercut.

Hidden underneath is a network of caverns and tunnels that hold all of the rest of the river's water. Nobody really knows how deep the Strid goes.

The Most Dangerous Stretch of Water in the World

There are warnings signs on trees around the area discouraging people to attempt the leap.

Still there are plenty of stories of individuals slipping and getting sucked mercilessly into the underwater caves and eroded tunnels.

(h/t) amusing planet

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