It could have ended horribly wrong for the Norwegian boxer Alexander Hagen, when he in the beginning of the week chopped a hole in the ice and took a freezing cold dip.
Alexander made two holes in the ice, and would for the first time, try to swim from one hole to the other, but he had not taken into account for the low visibility.
the Boxer had both the flashlight and svømmebriller with, but under the ice they were not of much help.
Alexander came to swim too much to the left, and therefore lost under the ice.
- I then delete and right not the opening in the ice. The camera shows more than what I saw. I had small goggles on, and the eyes freezes tremendously under the ice, tells Alexander Hagen to VG.
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In Alexander Hagens GoPro footage you see how he frantically looking for the hole in the ice. The visibility in the footage is better than it was in the situation, telling the boxer. Screengrab from the video.
Luckily he had taken several friends, who stood ready to help. When they realized that something was wrong, they got to him quickly guided back to the opening in the ice, and Alexander Hagen relax, therefore, with terror. The experience has, however, led him to warn others against trying the same.
- I do not recommend anyone to do it here, if not well prepared and have trained for just this. I isbader much, but it was the first time I swam under the water from an opening in the ice to another, it sounds.
the Experience, however, has not daunted the boxer from throwing himself out of the ice diving a second time. It just needs to be planned and to ensure better, he writes on Facebook.