Netizens realized that the man was Yonhap News reporter Park Sang Ryul who was purposely on top of his car to cover the flooding.
Currently, Seoul, South Korea, is experiencing heavy rains, resulting in flooding.
Anyone in Seoul has been advised to be cautious and avoid areas prone to flooding and landslides.
Seoul is under warning for heavy rain, stay away from areas prone to landslides and flooding and try not to go out unless absolutely necessary~ pic.twitter.com/1mhfowZnMi
— 래빗🐇💜 (inactive) (@skyetokki) August 28, 2018
[Ministry of Public Administration and Security] Today at 7:40pm, heavy rain and landslide warning in effect for Seoul. Evacuate if in dangerous areas of habitual flooding. Please avoid going out and stay safe.
— Ministry of Public Administration and Security’s Emergency Alert
Many Korean netizens have been sharing pictures of just how intense the flooding is, with water even covering cars.
And transforming parts of Seoul into an unwanted waterpark.
But despite the severity of the inclement weather, one man is going viral for his unusual, unfortunate position during the flood. The pictures of the man trapped on top of his car seem almost romantic in an ominous, unbelievable way.
— 케이 (@eennaax) August 8, 2022
Car owner at Gangnam station who’s doused in romanticism
#HeavyRain #Romanticism #WaterPark
Another netizen shared a picture of what appears to be the man’s POV, demonstrating just how intense the predicament is.
Is this his POV?…
And multiple other netizens have shared pictures of the man from different angles, further showing the harsh reality of the situation.
As the pictures of the man have gone viral, netizens have even made edits of the photo. Such as making it look more romantic with aesthetic lighting.
Sending a helicopter team to rescue him.
And even making a movie poster out of the picture, comparing it to the 2021 Korean film, Emergency Declaration.
While investigating a terroristic threat that goes viral online, Korean authorities discover that a suspect has recently boarded an international flight bound for the United States. When a healthy passenger on the same flight suddenly dies a gruesome death of unknown cause, panic erupts both in-flight and on the ground. With steadily decreasing fuel and international refusals to offer aid, the captain and crew will be forced to take unprecedented emergency measures in an attempt to save the lives of their passengers.
— Rotten Tomatoes’ synopsis of Emergency Declaration
In a recent update, netizens realized that the man was Yonhap News reporter Park Sang Ryul who went above and beyond to report on the flooding.
You have to admire his commitment to his work.