During a vacation in Iceland, 77-year-old Judith Streng from Texas struck a regal pose on a hunk of ice that washed up on a beach. However, her pose ended up washing her away!
We have all, at one point or the other, put forth an admirable attempt to get that ideal travel photograph, yet one grandmother may have taken it excessively far. 24-year-old English educator, Catherine Streng as of late imparted to Twitter that her sweet grandma had nearly got washed out to the sea in the unforgiving Icelandic waters.
Everything occurred after the iceberg she was standing on got pulled by a vast wave. To the enjoyment of the web, Streng captured the whole dramatic story in a thread, complete with pictures, influencing every one of us to understand that you don't always need to flex so hard for the gram – you may very well die!
Steng works in South Korea, however, has her family situated in Texas. She was alarmed of her grandmother's challenging ice-Capades by her father, who sent a progression of texts and photographs from the trek. Being a frequent explorer, Streng revealed to Buzzfeed they were in Iceland because her father's mom wanted to encounter "nature and beautiful scenery" of the Nordic territory.
The 'Titanic-inspired' event all went down at the Jökulsárlón Lagoon, situated in the southeastern part of Iceland. Streng's grandma recognized a huge chunk of ice molded like a throne and decided that it was the ideal photo opportunity. She sat on the ice and had her son snap a picture, yet things escalated rather quickly.
In one frigid swoop, the grandmother was set for sea, while figuring out how to remain on the frosty seat without falling into the freezing Icelandic depths of the sea. "My father described [what happened] in the following way," Streng stated and further read one of the descriptive texts he had sent her.
"She ascended the throne after a wave had pulled back and left it briefly exposed on the beach. Then a wave washed in and dislodged the ice throne, rocking it from side to side. When the wave retreated, it lifted the dislodged throne and carried her out with the tide."
Streng said her grandma drifted almost completely out of sight so she required a formal rescue, and luckily, there was somebody around who could help. The authorized boat captain and water rescuer Randy Lacount, from Florida, had seen the whole thing and jumped to her rescue.
"He just happened to be onshore when the whole thing occurred, so he waded out into the roaring water and pulled her off the iceberg as it drifted out to sea, supporting her until they reached the shore," stated Streng's father. Moreover, since the story had a rather happy ending, individuals in the comment section found the entire ordeal humorous!