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  • 22 January 2013, 11:22

Snowballers pick the wrong victim

Firemen fight back /YouTube

A gang of youths who pelted firefighters with snowballs in Leeds learned a valuable lesson - when they ended up soaked.

The firefighters, who were working on a boat, turned their hose on the younsters, drenching them with freezing water from the River Aire.

Link to video - WARNING contains swearing

Footage has emerged online showing the unequal exchange during Britain's latest cold snap.

The video shows a firefighter standing on a boat about to use a giant hose when a cheeky teenager on a bridge above throws a snowball that hits him on the head.

His friends then try to hit the fire crew with more snowballs.

But within seconds the victim turns on the pump on his hose and starts shooting water up at the offenders, leaving them drenched through.

A video, taken by a bystander and posted on YouTube, captures the laughter of the crowd watching as the boys get their comeuppance.