March 2, 2019 A 77-year-old grandmother had to be rescued after an attempt to pose for a regal inspired photograph […]
March 2, 2019
A 77-year-old grandmother had to be rescued after an attempt to pose for a regal inspired photograph went awry.
Ms Streng and her son Rod were travelling through Iceland when the opportunity to pose arose.
However, once she had seated herself on the ice throne, it began to float away.
The woman was rescued by another tourist nearby, who happened to be a boat captain, as he waded into the water to grab the grandmother.
Her son texted his daughter about Ms Streng’s icy mishap, and the exchange has now gone viral on Twitter with over 71,500 retweets and hundreds of comments.
“My grandmother almost got lost at sea in Iceland today,” Streng wrote, alongside some photos.
Since the story had a happy ending people in the comments found the whole ordeal hilarious.
Speaking with ABC News, the grandmother had a good laugh about the incident.
“[The iceberg] was shaped like an easy place to sit, you can tell by looking at the shape of it. And I thought ‘Well that looks like fun,’” the woman said. “But when I got on, it started to totter and a wave was coming in, a very large wave came in and made the throne rock and I could tell I was slipping off.
“I don’t weigh very much so, it was a little easier to float off with me I guess,” the grandmother said.