Emergency services rescued a man in his 70s from Höfdabrekkutjarnir pond near Vík, south Iceland, yesterday, whose car had landed in the water for unknown reasons. The man couldn’t get out, and the ice cold water reached him up to his chest.
The rescue team reached the car in a dinghy and had to break the windscreen with an oar to get the man out. He had been submerged in water for at least an hour, Morgunbladid reports.
The man was taken via helicopter to the National Hospital in Reykjavík, where he is being kept unconscious on a ventilator in the intensive care unit. He suffered hypothermia, but his condition is stable.