DIVE THROUGH: Cops Seize Four Who Tried To Drive Across Flooded Valley

This is the moment when four thrill-seekers were swept away by fast-moving waters as they tried to cross a flooded valley in a 4X4.

Police in Oman arrested the the driver and three passengers in the SUV after they miraculously survived the nail-biting drama.

The 4X4 was filmed as it slowly drove into the flooded Wadi Bani Ghafir in northern Oman.

Omani people drive into a flooded valley in the Wadi Bani Ghafer area in the Wilayat of Rustaq town in Oman. They were later arrested by the Omani police. (@RoyalOmanPolice/Newsflash)

But – the footage shows – the car was instantly overwhelmed by the floodwater and floated out of control on the rapid current.

Police in Al Batinah reportedly arrested them for putting themselves at risk, accusing the four detainees of thrill-seeking.

Royal Oman Police said on 24th July: “The Police Command of South Al Batinah Governorate has arrested four citizens for deliberately crossing a valley in the Wadi Bani Ghafer area in the Wilayat (district) of Rustaq, exposing themselves to danger, and legal procedures are being completed against them to refer them to the judicial authorities.”

Omani people drive into a flooded valley in the Wadi Bani Ghafer area in the Wilayat of Rustaq town in Oman. They were later arrested by the Omani police. (@RoyalOmanPolice/Newsflash)

Police said all four passengers made it safely to dry land and no one had been injured.

Local officials also advised people to avoid driving in flooded areas and to remain in a safe place.

Royal Oman Police said: “We urge you to take caution and not risk crossing wadies, only after ensuring that water levels have receded.”

Omani people drive into a flooded valley in the Wadi Bani Ghafer area in the Wilayat of Rustaq town in Oman. They were later arrested by the Omani police. (@RoyalOmanPolice/Newsflash)

According to reports, several regions in Oman have been battered by heavy rainfall this month.

Meteorologists have advised citizens to avoid valleys and mountainous regions as roadways may be affected by floodwater.

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