Webcam Watcher Saves German Stranded on Ice
Floundering tourist was lost on frozen coast, but not to camera
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2010 2:04 PM CST
Photo taken from webcam of shows the beach of St. Peter-Ording. A woman watching the sunset on a webcam spotted a German man lost on the frozen North Sea.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A vigilant Webcam watcher came to the rescue of a feckless German tourist who wandered too far out on the frozen ocean of the country’s northern coast and became disoriented. “He didn't know where to go,” police tell Der Spiegel. “With the unbroken snow and ice, you can't tell where the shore ends and the sea begins.” Luckily, a woman hundreds of miles away was monitoring a Webcam pointed at the beach, saw the man’s flashlight signal, and alerted cops.