If you love ice fishing, then this is your worst nightmare!
Recently, hundreds of fisherman had to flee their chosen ice fishing spot when the sheet they were standing on split open with no warning! The frozen body of water, located in Magadan Oblast, in northeast of Russia looked like a scene in an end of the world action movie (we’re looking at you 2012)!
None of the anglers realized that the sheet of ice below them had begun to crack and all continued practicing their craft in the freezing temperatures!
“Come on, come on, quickly!”
The recording began once everyone present began to realize that the ice was breaking away! Soon after, shouting can be heard in Russian, as everyone begins to scramble, grab their gear (It ain’t cheap) and rush to safety across the rapidly growing crack in the sheet!
All kinds of chaos had broken out, and people began leaping across the gap in the ice. People even strapped their gear onto sleds and were crossing the ice on their snowmobiles while there was still time to make the gap.
Any dip into the freezing depths below could be incredibly dangerous, even deadly! This becomes particularly evident when you consider the heavy winter clothing that everyone on the ice was wearing. Luckily every one made it across to safety and there were no injuries reported!