The storms that have been going over Iceland the past few days have lead to many rescue missions in the middle of the night. Baketball coach Örvar Kristjánsson who lives in Njardvík (next door to Keflavík) heard the lid on his hot tub was blowing off. Being a brave man, the coach went out immediately to securely fasten the lid by putting a brick on top. All the while the winds were blowing very hard.
After accomplishing his mission coach Kristjánsson wanted to return to his bed. Then he saw that while he was fighting with the lid, the storm had blown locked the door, leading from the warm and safe bedroom to his wind swept garden. It was at this point the coach realized that he was wearing only his underwear. He was alone in the garden, practically naked, and nobody was inside.
Before going out it probably was not much of a decision to put on any clothes. Who would care in the middle of the night? Now the coach had to make the difficult decision of who of the neighbors it would be safe to wake up. And how would they accept a practically naked man coming out of the storm?
“In the US I would probably have been shot knocking on the door in the middle of the night like that,” coach Kristjánsson told Víkurfréttir. “But my next door neighbors are wonderful people and let me in. They laughed like crazy though.” The weather had woken up another neighbor who could also follow the amusing show from his window.
In the end the neighbors assisted the coach in breaking into his own house by going through a window. Some might have let such an event lay low, but the coach published the incident on his Facebook page and hence the world can enjoy his adventures.