Man stranded on icy sea saved by alert webcam viewer
A man stranded on the frozen North Sea was rescued after police were notified by a woman in southern Germany who spotted his frantic camera flashes while she was admiring the sunset by computer on a beach webcam.
She alerted police who say the assistance probably saved the man's s life, the Associated Press reports.
The man, identified only as a tourist in his 40s, had been taking pictures on the ice pack off the German coast near St Peter-Ording, but got disoriented, according to a police spokeswoman in Husum.
His repeated flashes for help were noticed by the woman at a computer hundreds of miles away who suspected he was in trouble and alerted police. They, in turn, guided him in using their car lights.http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/02/stranded-man-on-icy-sea-saved-by-alarmed-webcam-viewer/1