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11/12/2013 01:25 pm ET | Updated Nov 13, 2013

Firefighter Takes Magic Carpet Ride In Powerful Storm Winds (VIDEO)

Is that you, Aladdin?

Nope, it's just a fireman struggling to secure some debris during a recent storm in Rijeka, Croatia. The man was treated to what can only be described as a magic carpet ride after some strong gusts of winds picked up the roof he was standing on.

The storm levitated the metal sheet for a brief moment before tossing it -- and the firefighter -- aside. YouTube users in the area managed to capture footage of the incredible sight from various points of view. In a longer clip (seen below), the firefighter appears to walk away unharmed after his sudden ride.

The coastal town of Rijeka was bombarded with gale-force winds that reached 136 mph Monday. One person was killed and 22 were injured in the strong gusts, which were responsible for ripping off roofs and tearing down trees.

Watch the firefighter's terrifying "magic carpet ride" in the videos, above and below.

(Hat tip, Arbroath)

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