A grandmother was washed out into the Icelandic sea while posing for photos on an “Iceberg Throne” when a large wave dislodged the chunk of ice, sending it drifting away from shore.
Earlier this week, Catherine Streng received several text messages and photos from her father about his trip to Iceland with his mother, detailing the grandmother’s misadventure. Streng shared the near-disastrous tale of her grandmother on social media.
“My grandmother almost got lost at sea in Iceland today,” Streng wrote, alongside some photos.
The funny-yet-scary images show the grey-haired woman sitting on a chunk of ice in the shape of a lounge chair.
“Iceberg queen,” reads the photo caption her father crafted.
Another image shows the elderly woman, still sitting on the iceberg, floating away into the Icelandic waters.
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.
Streng shared the conversation she had with her father about the incident with Storyful, and explained to the news service exactly how the entire situation unfolded.
Streng said her family is based in Texas but they enjoy travelling and it didn’t surprise her that “my grandmother and father decided to go to Iceland.”
Streng noted her father has a PhD in English and was an English teacher “so he’s pretty good with imagery.”
Speaking with ABC News, the grandmother had a good laugh about the incident.
“I don’t weigh very much so, it was a little easier to float off with me I guess,” the grandmother said.
Good times for granny.