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  • 4 January 2013, 12:51

Man goes for a swim in a pothole

A video of an Irish man taking a dip in the country's "deepest pothole" is going viral online.

More than a quarter of a million people have watched the clip of Liam Keane's swim in a road in County Cork.

The 21-year-old, from Kanturk, was alerted to the pothole by a friend, and after testing its depth with a stick, decided to take the plunge.

"When I saw it I said I wouldn't get a chance like it again. It was fresh water from a water main, so it wasn't dirty, I didn't mind doing it," he told RTE News.

The pothole, which was caused by a burst water main, has since been filled in.