Siberian skier falls into icy Lake Baikal

A Siberian lake skier had a lucky escape after falling through thin ice, with his embarrassing moment, and rescue, captured for posterity on camera. Siberian skier said: “There was no time to think. I made a jerk to the side and grabbed the ski pole. I got out on the ice with difficulty. To be honest, I wasn’t scared, probably because I didn’t have time. It was lucky my friend was nearby,” Sergey told the newspaper.

Sergey came ashore, clothes frozen solid, changed in his car and returned to Irkutsk. “My relatives didn’t even notice anything, but were surprised that I was back so soon,” he said.


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