A grandmother posing for pictures on a piece of an iceberg was tossed by waves into the sea. American tourist Judith Streng was visiting Iceland with her son Rod when the incident happened. They were travelling together at the country's shoreline on the south coast and stopped near Diamond Beach in Jökulsárlón. On spotting an iceberg shaped like a throne, she sat on it posing for photographs as her son clicked.
However, soon a wave tossed the chunk of ice into the sea with Judith sitting on it. She was fortunately rescued by a tourist named Randy Lacount who was a boat captain from Florida. The news went viral, after Catherine Streng, Judith's granddaughter shared pictures of her grandmother's misadventure on Twitter. Her father Rod sent her pictures of his mom sitting on the iceberg calling her 'Iceberg queen'. A Text from him reads, "Lost her kingdom when she drifted out to see!" Another text with pictures of her further away in the sea reads, "No joke! A coast guard rescuer had to save her and bring her back to shore." Catherine tweeted saying, "My grandmother almost got lost at sea in Iceland today." Age No Bar! 81-Year-Old Grandma Isha Ghosh Takes Special Physical Training Classes At Jharkhand Schools.
Check out the tweet below:
My grandmother almost got lost at sea in Iceland today lmaoooo pic.twitter.com/osHrwTEkyr
— babygirl, u dont know (@Xiushook) February 25, 2019
As the tweet went viral, social media users named Judith as the 'adventurous grandmother'. Judith told ABC, "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. 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."
She added saying, "I thought it was safe. One girl had been on it and then two girls at the same time, and it was very secure with them. But I don't weigh very much. So it was a little easier to float off with me, I guess. I thought it would be quite fun. You know I always wanted to be queen. I mean, come on, that was my chance."