Hundreds of fishermen flee as ice floe crumbles from underneath them

Krystal Johnson

Hundreds of Russian fishermen can be seen scrambling for their lives after a massive chunk of ice crumbled and split apart from beneath their feet.

The incident occurred on the lakes in the Magadan Oblast located north east of Russia, local news station ren.tv reports.

The frozen lake located in the Magadan Oblast began to crack while hundreds of fisherman were on top of it. Photo: ren.tv
The frozen lake located in the Magadan Oblast began to crack while hundreds of fisherman were on top of it. Photo: ren.tv

It was reported that at first most of the fisherman failed to notice the large sheet of ice underneath them had even cracked.

But things escalate quickly as the giant chunk of ice begins to drift away from the land.

Witness pulled out their cameras and catch the moment the giant group of fisherman scramble for their belongings as the ice floe begins to widen even more.

People can be heard shouting in Russian: "Come on, come on, quickly assembled rods rather sharper, sharper!!!".

This man can be seen juggling with death and was laughing when he saw the ice floe crack. Photo: ren.tv
This man can be seen juggling with death and was laughing when he saw the ice floe crack. Photo: ren.tv
Whereas these two fisherman wasted no time and got their belongings and jumped on their snowmobile and fled the cracking ice. Photo: ren.tv
Whereas these two fisherman wasted no time and got their belongings and jumped on their snowmobile and fled the cracking ice. Photo: ren.tv
According to Russian media, there were no fisherman injured. Photo: ren.tv
According to Russian media, there were no fisherman injured. Photo: ren.tv

One man can be seen juggling with death as he stands with his legs either side of the crack laughing.

Another fisherman wastes no time and can be seen zooming across the giant ice crack on his snowmobile with another person hitching a ride in the back

Fortunately all of the fishermen were left shocked and nobody was injured, according to the news source.

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