Friday, March 21, 2014

That Sinking Feeling

Andy | Friday, March 21, 2014 | Best Blogger Tips

Drive your car onto winter ice and it could end up looking like this. All winter long, cars have been venturing out onto the frozen water of Frenchman's Bay. This one hit a patch of thin ice. Two 12-year-olds in the vehicle got out on their own, but the mother of one of the kids was trapped in the front seat. Ice fishermen came to the rescue of a woman. She had bad luck and good luck all in the same day.

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The incident occurred on March 2, 2014 and on March 17 the car rescue took place.
Slowly but surely the car was towed to the shoreline.

23 comments:

  1. Bet her other half had a few words to say. Not sure I'd take a car on Ice, don't trust the stuff

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  2. That is scary, why should you drive on the ice?

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  3. This is one of those chances that I would not take.

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  4. Can only remember two winters when it was possible to drive a car on ice in the netherlands from around 1948 and then the papers were full of cars going through. Not something I would want to do. Skating okay but driving.

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  5. Some people never learn a thing. Why would anyone drive on ice when there might be the slightest chance it wouldn't hold?

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  6. When I was a kid living on the banks of the Mississippi River I saw cars going out on the ice every winter and it never failed, every winter someone would break through and loose their car in the process. I don't know why anyone would take a chance like that. You were in the right place at the right time to get these interesting pictures.

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  7. It's beyond me why people do such stupid things!

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  8. Even though cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ice fisherman and their shacks are all over the lakes in Minnesota, I would NEVER venture out on a lake, especially with children in the car. Their luck really held out for them!!

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  9. Yikes, often it's the adults who don't use common sense!!

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  10. Some people are so silly, and with two children in the car, the driver should be horsewhipped for risking their lives, never mind her own.
    Grrr.
    That's the other side of me coming out, Andy. The mother bear side, and it's fierce.
    K

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  11. People don't seem to think about how heavy a car really is!

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  12. Yikes, gives new meaning to 'skating on thin ice'!

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  13. I'm so glad that luck was with them, ultimately and that those fishermen acted wisely and quickly. I'd like to see her touring Ontario schools next November/December - telling her tale and showing photos. Kids are often the voice of reason without having to learn lessons the hard way.

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  14. Oh my! I would be much too scared to drive on the ice - although we often see trucks out on the ice, setting up fishing shacks - eek!

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  15. wooow, thats very scary. good they came out alive...

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  16. Nope. Beyond stupid. Give that woman a Darwin award.

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  17. You have dramatic photos that tell a terrifying story. Glad to hear everyone survived.

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