Hurricane Irma: Man braves waves to snap photos at Key West's Southernmost Point, instantly regrets it

  • Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
7:12 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 Nation World

If a hurricane is barreling toward you, it's obviously not the best time to visit a tourist attraction and take some photos.

But one man in Key West was caught on camera doing just that as Hurricane Irma approached.

According to ABC News, a livestream at the Southernmost Point Buoy captured video of a man snapping pictures of the landmark as waves crashed around him – and then into him, soaking him and knocking him to the ground.

Apparently, he wasn't the only one braving the surging waters. Other videos and screenshots purportedly from the same livestream circulated on social media.

Although the stream has gone down, part of Saturday's footage has been posted on YouTube.

View full experience