A fisherman had a close encounter with a spinning waterspout off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, on June 5.
William Pitts filmed this video that shows the waterspout twirling on the water’s surface. “That’s definitely the best waterspout I have ever seen. Making landfall right now,” Pitts said in the video.
- It's getting farther away.
WILLIAM PITTS: Yeah, thankfully.
- It's getting on the land.
WILLIAM PITTS: Mm-hmm.
- I was never expecting a tornado to come.
WILLIAM PITTS: Me either. Have you ever seen a tornado before?
- Not in person.
WILLIAM PITTS: Me either. Seen lots of water spouts, but I think we're about to see a tornado. That is definitely the best waterspout I've ever seen. It's making landfall right now.
- It's going away!
WILLIAM PITTS: Yeah, it's going over land now. Definitely got weaker. Uh-oh, maybe not.
WILLIAM PITTS: Debris from a building over there. I don't know if this phone video I'm taking sucks. I'm shaking.