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A grandmother from Texas had to be rescued from the middle of the sea while on vacation in Iceland when an iceberg throne that she sat on to pose for a picture drifted off to open waters.
Judith Streng and her son Rob were traveling in Iceland when they stopped at Diamond Beach in Jökulsárlón to take a picture on what looked like a throne from Disney’s movie Frozen.
Judith said, “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,” Streng told ABC News. “When I got on it, it started to totter and a wave was coming in.”
She added, “A very large wave came in and kind of made the throne kind of rock, and I could tell that I was slipping off.”
Photos of her ordeal went viral after Judith’s granddaughter Catherine shared screenshots of the hilarious texts from her father on Twitter.
“Lost her kingdom when she drifted out to see! (sic),” one of the texts said. “No joke. A coast guard rescuer had to save her and bring her back to shore!”
The 77-year-old lady from Flower Mound, Texas, told ABC News that she thought she was safe when she sat down and took her pose because she had seen several people sit on it before she had posed for her picture.
“I don’t weigh very much so it was a little easier to float off I guess,” Judith said. “I’ve always wanted to be queen … that was my chance.”
One of the bystanders, a boat captain trained in water rescue, quickly helped them to bring the grandmother back to shore.
Fortunately, she was unharmed but only a bit shook from her little adventure and was returned safely back to shore.
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