Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Giant iceberg arch crumbles into the sea, panics woman

Giant iceberg with a beautiful arch collapses into the sea in Newfoundland, Canada.

A Newfoundland couple was admiring and videotaping a giant iceberg with a beautiful arch when the iceberg crumbled into the sea causing a bit of a tidal wave that created a panic on their boat. Or at least it was thought to be a tidal wave. No question about the panic, though. 

“I think my heart came up, and I swallowed it,” Wanda Stead told the CBC last week, capturing her emotion when the giant iceberg disintegrated. “I was petrified.”

Rick and Wanda Stead were in their boat on the Bay of Exploits in Canada admiring nature’s artwork when the giant iceberg suddenly collapsed. You might have already seen it by now; 1.7 million or so have. But in case you missed it, this is a thing of beauty:

“Run, Rick, go—go!” Wanda screams at her husband. "Go! Go!"

Rick didn't run, but he punched the gas and got out of there as quickly as possible. 

“All I could see was this tidal wave coming toward us,” Wanda said.

Turns out, a tidal wave didn’t overtake their boat, but they do believe they were not observing the giant iceberg from a safe distance.

“We were too close,” Wanda told CBC, estimating that they had parked their boat between 100 and 150 feet from the giant iceberg.

“Accidents are unplanned events. You never know with something that big … and people need to know.”

The amazing part, Wanda added, was that she kept the camera so steady to capture the incredible collapse.

Wanda also captured video of the giant iceberg from behind the land mass as they boated out to get that compelling close-up video. It gives a better idea just how big it was:

Yeah, that's one giant iceberg. 

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  1. Global warming at its finest!

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