Man Rescued From Ice by Lady Watching on Webcam

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Going for a spectacular sunset shot, a man ventured onto the ice of the North Sea. But he quickly became lost on the monochromatic landscape. Ironically, two cameras would rescue him from the very danger a camera put him in.


The man started firing off the flash of his camera, hoping to grab someone's attention who could beckon him back to the coast. And someone spotted him—from hundreds of miles away at her computer—as she watched this webcam feed of St. Peter-Ording, the tourist spot where the man disappeared.

She contacted authorities who guided him back to shore safely. [Physorg and BBC]



He did leave a trail of breadcumbs to follow on his way back, but some ice squirells ate them.