This is the moment a man is sent flying into a pillar at high speed by strong winds during the “storm of the century” in the popular Game of Thrones tourist destination Dubrovnik.
The startling incident was recorded by a CCTV in the popular tourist city of Dubrovnik in Croatia during what has been labelled in local media as “the storm of the century”.
Video Credit: CEN
In the video, people can be seen standing in front of a restaurant when a man is suddenly blown at high speed into one of the pillars.
The man, who has not been named in reports, crashes into the pillar with force and then can be seen struggling to get to his feet.
A passerby runs to help the man stand up and lead him into the restaurant. It is unclear if the man suffered injuries in the incident.
In the Croatian city of Split, winds of 176 kph (109 mph) were recorded, the highest ever recorded in the city.
And in the port town of Makarska the speed of the Bora wind reached 191 kph (118 mph).
The Bora wind is a northern to north-eastern wind in the Adriatic Sea and is most common during winter.
Reports state the strong winds have blown trees over and roofs off buildings and cars. Only light injuries have been reported and the material damage is still being calculated.
A statement from the Split-Dalmatia County to Central European News (CEN) reads: “Our committee will summarise all of the reports we have received and then decide if there are elements to proclaim a natural disaster or not.”
County President Blazenko Boban told CEN: “For sure a few million [Croatian kuna] in damage has been done.”
Netizen ‘blackraider777’ commented: “Idiots they just stand and wait so someone else can help the man.”
In Game of Thrones, King’s Landing is filmed in Dubrovnik which has become a must-see location for fans of the popular TV series since its second season.