camera flash helps stranded man get rescued

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  1. Derrel

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    A man who got lost/stranded on some pack ice on the frozen North Sea was spotted and rescued after he repeatedly used his camera flash as a signaling device. The catch? The flash bursts were spotted by a woman who was hundreds of kilometers away, and watching the sunset on her computer in southern Germany!

    Quite literally, a case of "flash to the rescue!"

    The details are here German man saved on frozen sea by webcam spotter
     
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    So what does this story teach us, children? Always carry extra batteries for your camera/flash. :lol:
     
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    Would make a great commercial, guy 1 with "XYZ"brand batteries getting rescued, while guy 2 with "ABC" brand in the dark floating away!! Might be that great Super Bowl Ad.
     
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    Wow, that's incredible. Excellent thinking on his part!
     
  5. That, and the fact that German society revels in noticing others doing weird things... keeps everyone nicely on the safe and narrow path. Not in Berlin of course, where you're required to complete Hedonism training before you're allowed out into the general population :)
     
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    :lmao:
     

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