He Sees A Creature Trapped Under Ice. How This Man Saved Him Has My Heart Pounding
FaithTap Staff 10/30/2015
Ducks are often known for being calm above surface while in a frenzy underneath the water. One little duck got in over his head in a frozen pond when he got stuck under the ice.
One winter afternoon in Norway, Lars and his friends were walking by a local pond. There was a duck sitting in the middle on a thin layer of ice. The duck went under the water and reappeared on the other side of the pond where the ice was much thicker. How was the duck going to get out of this mess?
A Heroic Action
The tiny duck was unable to break through this thicker ice area and was stuck underneath in the water. Lars, who was wearing swimming gear at the time, decided to jump in and rescue the trapped duck. The water must have been freezing and numbing to Lars!
Ice Cold Hero
Here you can see Lars completely submerged in the water on en route to find the distressed duck!
A Innocent Life Saved
He plunged into the freezing water and crushed all of the ice until he reached the duck. He brought it ashore, wrapped it in a towel and even gave a little mouth-to-mouth resuscitation! The duck's life was saved that afternoon, thanks to Lars!
The Humaniarian Way
Many people might wonder why he would jump into the freezing lake to save only a duck. Lars felt like it was the right thing to do and realizes the duck would have died without his help. The world gets better when every species appreciates one another.
Everybody Says "Quack"
The entire event was photographed by Lars' friend Ynvgil. He originally was only taking photos of the lake for his own enjoyment. Little did he know what would transpire! The story would seem far-fetched and crazy if it wasn't for the photographic proof of the entire event. Technology once again comes in handy!
A Cautious Duck Tale
Lars will long be known as "King of the Ducks." A true heroic action to save a life that many would not! This little guy can live to quack another day. Let's hope he learned his lesson and won't be taking any more risky dives in to the icy ponds of Norway.
A Happy Ending For All!
Every day heroes are among us in the world! By performing small gestures that show courage to do the things others do not these individuals are honored in stories that share just that.