Florida man rescues grandma floating away on ice throne

Published: Mar. 3, 2019 at 11:07 AM EST
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What started out as fun and games became a rescue mission when a grandma on a throne-shaped piece of ice started floating away with her on top in Iceland.

Judith Streng was visiting the country with her son when she said they discovered photos of people taking photos on the iceberg throne in Jorkulsarion.

"It was shaped like an easy place to sit. You can tell by looking at the shape of it, and I thought well it looks like fun," Judith Streng told ABC News.

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

It never occurred to Streng that the ice was not sturdy since she had seen so many other tourists climb on top. But sure enough, she started to float away.

Fortunately, a Florida man, who was boating nearby, saw what was going on and went to the rescue.

Photos of the ordeal quickly went viral after being shared by Streng’s granddaughter online.

Streng said she has no regrets about the incident.

"I thought it [would] be quite fun. You know I always wanted to be queen. I mean, come on, that was my chance," she said.