Two men climbed a fence at The Venetian Hotel in Vegas
in order to gain access to the resort’s faux canal, where visitors take gondola
They jumped in, seemingly forgetting that they didn’t
know how to swim. As a result, they had to be rescued and hospitalized, with
reports that they were transported by ambulance to hospital in critical
The men were lucky that security personnel spotted
their incursion on surveillance video cameras, as their early morning ‘swim’ came
before the 10 a.m. start time for gondola rides.
Inspired by the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, The
"main lagoon" is 11 to 12 ft. deep and sits between Las Vegas
Boulevard and the casino's front entrance.
"Apparently, the individuals were unable to swim
and were pulled from the water," said a hotel spokesperson. Which of
course begs the question: “Why were they attempting to swim the canal?’
But it’s Vegas, right? What happens in the canal stays
in the canal. These 2 men almost did too.