Whirlpool in Latvian river swallows everything that enters

Lindsay Jolivet
Daily Buzz

Footage of a whirlpoool in Latvia has mesmerized viewers watching the swirling vortex suck up earth, debris and boulders.

The video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times since it was uploaded on April 21, with some commenters urging, or perhaps joking, that Latvians should "run for the hills."

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The whirlpool appears to operate like a watery vacuum cleaner, sucking up everything in its path.

The whirlpool is in a Latvian river that has flooded its banks, according to the Daily Mail.

Divers regularly upload videos of fascinating vortexes, including YouTube user whirlpoolhitman, who dedicates his channel to videos of whirlpools underwater, including this one called 'Ocean Whirlpool', taken at an unidentified location.

The phenomenon at the Latvian river hasn't yet resulted in anything as terrifying as an incident in 2009 when a scuba diver from New Brunswick was sucked into the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere, according to the Associated Press.

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Dubbed Old Sow, that whirlpool can reach a diameter of greater than 200 feet at times, the news wire reported. The story says the diver managed to escape the whirlpool and reach shore in the nearby state of Maine.

These aren't your ordinary bathtub-drain whirlpools, folks.