Non-swimmer fails to beat Yangtze to get home
A man who can't swim but decided to drift across the Yangtze River wearing a life buoy to get home in Yangzhou City, which is under lockdown, has been rescued by police.
The man, surnamed Qin, departed on his ill-fated journey from Zhenjiang City after he finished work on a decoration project, Yangtze Evening News reported.
With a green life buoy around his body, and his belongings in a plastic bag and a backpack, Qin jumped into the river on August 4. But he soon became exhausted.
Zhenjiang water police found him at around 5pm the same day and saved him from the river.
Yangzhou, in east China's Jiangsu Province, had reported 220 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, Yangzhou Health Commission said.