Grandmother Carried Out To Sea After Posing For Photo On Iceberg

The 77-year-old was briefly whisked away before her rescue—but not before photos were taken of the humorous event.

A 77-year-old grandmother got more than she bargained for when she posed for a photo on a throne-shaped iceberg while on vacation in Iceland. Judith Streng, from Texas, was dubbed the “Iceberg Queen” not because she was at Diamond Beach in Jokulsarlon, but how she unwillingly left it—drifting away from the shore on her icy throne.

“When I got on it, it started to totter and a wave was coming in,” she told ABC News. “A very large wave came in and kind of made the throne kind of rock, and I could tell that I was slipping off.”

Luckily, the Iceberg Queen was quickly spotted and rescued by Randy Lacount, a licensed boat captain from Florida. With nothing to do but wait for her rescue, the photographer, Streng's son, continued to take photos of the grandma floating farther and farther from the camera.

Judith's granddaughter Christine posted the photos on Twitter and has received over 70,000 retweets. The Iceberg Queen is home safe and ashore in the U.S. Although she was not available for an interview, she told her granddaughter that she is "glad people are getting a kick out of her story."

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