Friday, January 18, 2008

Was It A Falling-Out?

Maybe It Was A Falling-In Instead

An entire police squad had to be rescued from a freezing lake in Hungary after an officer tried to chase a robber across ice. Policewoman Ani Kosut fell through ice in Szigliget in the west of the country. Passers-by called other police but as they tried to fish her out, they fell in as well and more officers had to be called. Thirty policemen ended up in the freezing waters before a team of fire fighters finally dragged them all to safety. The robber escaped.

FOOTNOTE: Time to break the ice.

24 comments:

jan said...

Keystone Kops music would have fit the situation quite well.

Southern Heart said...

LOL @ Jan's comment (I can't top that one!).

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. Your photography is wonderful, and I've enjoyed visiting your blog very much. I will definitely be stopping by again.

Seeking Simplicity said...

Thanks for stopping by. Yes... all the Lincolns seem to be blogging these days. Loved the story about the luxury coach to Dracula's castle...

Have a super weekend!

Angela

Epijunky said...

THIRTY POLICEMEN ENDED UP IN THE WATER?

I'm speechless.

And that doesn't happen often. Believe me.

I guess it does speak volumes about "never leave a man behind."

Pope Terry said...

Note to self start crime wave in hungary.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Jan,

Wish I'd thought of that!!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Southern Heart,

Yes, Jan deserves a gold medal for that.

I'm so glad you liked my blog and my photography. Do come back and do keep in touch.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Angela,

I reckon you belong to the First Family of Blogging!

Glad you liked the story of Dracula's castle!!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Epijunky,

I can just see the headline now: ``I See Icy Cops''.

Isn't it incredible that 30 of them fell in?!!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Pope Terry,

You of all people want to start a crime wave, Your Eminence?

That won't go down too well at the Bendigo Vatican!!

Keep smiling

David

Dilly said...

HHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Thank for post!
Cheer Mummy up!

¬"

Lana Gramlich said...

Wow...I'm glad everyone was saved. What a horrible way to go that would be!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Dilly,

Do say a very big hello to Mummy for me. She is a VERY special person.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Lana,

I'm sure it would have been a really panicky situation. Wonderful to know they were all rescued.

Keep smiling

David

Ida said...

Teamwork.......! ;)

lynn said...

Gosh, sometimes it might be better to let a robber go i guess.

reader Wil said...

Remarkable story!

Nap Warden said...

That's a hard days work for everyone!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Cop Freeze... while robber escapes the heat.. :O)

San said...

David, I envision you with a staff of global informants lurking on street corners in search of these juicy tidbits.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Keystone cops if you ask me. Bwahahah. Have a great weekend David. :)

Corey~living and loving said...

oh my....I think it is so odd the robber got away in all that mess. LOL

Merisi said...

How easily could this have ended in tragedy! Still, unbelievable, that people who leave at a lake that freezes over in winter, were not more educated about the danger of thin ice.

Concerning the clever folks of Dracula County, their actions remind me very much of the tales of the people of Schilda, the "Schildbürger". One of these tells the story of the tree trunks that were too long to be transported through the town gate. They tore the city wall down, and carried the trunks through. Only when the trunks were all in town, did they realize that they could have carried them in easily if only they had turned they trunks around: Out went the trunks, the walls were rebuilt, and the trunks carried back in the way they were supposed to be from the beginning.
These Schilda tales from Germany go back to the 16th Century.

Akelamalu said...

I bet they got the cold shoulder at work! ;)