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Iceberg collapse proves risks of
getting too close: videographer

CBC News [Canada], by Staff

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/25/2014 10:32:31 AM

A central Newfoundland woman who captured the sudden disintegration of an arched iceberg says she has learned a lesson about getting too close to the massive structures. "I think my heart came up, and I swallowed it. I was petrified," said Wanda Stead, who unexpectedly caught the collapse on video on Tuesday while she was enjoying a day on the Bay of Exploits with her husband. The couple, who live in Gander, have a cabin in Cottlesville. Stead´s video shows how the arch in the iceberg suddenly began to crack, and within seconds, tonnes of ice had fallen to the bay

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 7/25/2014 10:41:34 AM     (No. 9939558)

Methinks she over reacted just a bit. LOL.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: envirodude, 7/25/2014 10:43:37 AM     (No. 9939565)

unless she was in a kayak, what a twit

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/25/2014 10:57:28 AM     (No. 9939605)

Iceberg in Newfoundland? But what about global warming? /s

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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 7/25/2014 10:59:55 AM     (No. 9939610)

She sounds just like a libtard. No sense at all. I guess even Canada has them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/25/2014 11:01:09 AM     (No. 9939613)

Well, yelling "Go! GO! GO!" at her husband, who was operating the boat, doesn´t strike me as an overreaction. The wave that thing produced when it collapsed was bigger than you can tell from the video.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/25/2014 11:02:46 AM     (No. 9939617)

People who go out and "drive" boats around on weekends often do dumb things. Get too close to whales to have a better look and catch some video. Get too close to a big iceberg that is already showing signs of potential disintegration (that arch). Yes, 100 feet is too close. They don´t say how large the boat was, but the wave the falling tonnes (tons) of ice caused could breech a smaller boat.

I´m amazed some fool wasn´t kayaking through that arch for a lark.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/25/2014 11:06:08 AM     (No. 9939628)

#6 should have said breach, not breech.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/25/2014 11:28:57 AM     (No. 9939659)

lady, it´s called "calving" and it happens to icebergs EVERYWHERE, even where it is freeaing cold....

Nature, what a concept.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: cmardh, 7/25/2014 12:04:41 PM     (No. 9939749)

Always amusing when a lib meets reality.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snakeoil, 7/25/2014 12:05:25 PM     (No. 9939753)

I´ve seen bigger waves when Michael Moore went skinny dipping.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/25/2014 12:41:57 PM     (No. 9939817)

This is a very big year for "mammoth" icebergs off Newfoundland. Apparently tourists have been flooding in to have a look at the spectacle.

Visitors from across Canada and around the world are awestruck as their tour boat steams within view of a mammoth iceberg off Cape Spear, Newfoundland.

They lined up at a pier in St. John’s for their chance to view the big ice off the province in the best season for it in at least a decade.

The sight of a giant glacial sculpture moored in 50 metres of water, a perfect archway carved right through it by surf and waves, does not disappoint.


The captain of a tour boat that takes people out to view the icebergs:

Rogers is careful to keep a safe distance.

“That iceberg is quite large underneath and quite dangerous as well,” he told his guests over a microphone as he approaches the site where it ran aground near Cape Spear. It’s gorgeous to look at, but can break apart or roll over with little warning, he explained.


http://www.thestar.com/life/travel/2014/06/13/newfoundland_icebergs_a_banner_year_for_big_ice.html

Looking at this woman´s video, most don´t have a clue as to the size of the arched iceberg. There is nothing from which to judge its size. But they are being described as huge, mammoth. The part that fell off was "tonnes" (tons). Kind of makes you think there´s more potential danger here than some understand. The captain knows.

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