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Grandma Sitting on Iceberg to Pose for Photo Gets Carried Out to Sea


A grandma is making waves online after a series of viral photos show her getting swept out to sea while sitting on an iceberg. She had sat on the “ice throne” to pose for a photo when the ice got carried away.

ABC News reports that Judith Streng was visiting Iceland’s Diamond Beach in Jökulsárlón with her son Rod when she noticed the throne-like formation. But as she posed on the iceberg while Rod snapped a photo, a wave crashed onto the beach and pulled the iceberg into the ocean with Judith still on it.

“When I got on it, it started to totter and a wave was coming in,” Streng tells ABC News. “A very large wave came in and kind of made the throne kind of rock, and I could tell that I was slipping off.”

Luckily for Streng, a boat captain from Florida happened to be nearby, and the man helped save her and bring her back to shore.

Judith’s strange adventure went viral online after her granddaughter Catherine shared the series of photos online.

“I thought it [would] be quite fun,” Judith tells ABC News. “You know I always wanted to be queen. I mean, come on, that was my chance.”

(via ABC News via Fstoppers)