January 14, 1997 in Nation/World

Man Sinks Four Rigs Trying To Cross Fjord

Compiled From Wire Services
 

With a resolve that was stronger than the ice, a man sank four vehicles trying to cross a frozen fjord.

The tale of persistence vs. prudence began when the man drove his car onto the ice on the Augustenborg fjord 120 miles southwest of Copenhagen, the Berlingske Tidende newspaper reported Monday.

The car went through the ice, but the man was able to climb out easily because the water is shallow. He rushed back to land and got a four-wheel-drive vehicle - which also sank.

The man went back to land again and borrowed a tractor from a nearby farm. The tractor - not surprisingly - went into the drink, as did a second tractor he used after that.

The man finally contacted the local division of the national rescue service. It took them seven hours to extract the four vehicles.


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