A Woman Apparently Took A Selfie On Top Of Her Car As It Sank In The Rideau River (PHOTOS)

Bystanders had to rescue her with a kayak.

Toronto Staff Writer
A Woman Apparently Took A Selfie On Top Of Her Car As It Sank In The Rideau River (PHOTOS)

What would you do for the perfect selfie? It appears that a woman took a photo of herself standing on the trunk of her car while it sank through the ice and into the Rideau River in Ottawa on Sunday.

The Ottawa Police Service reports the woman was the only occupant in the car and that local residents had to rescue the woman "by using a kayak and quick safe thinking" on January 16.

According to a news release, officers responded to a call "to investigate a motor vehicle that had partially submerged through the ice along the Rideau River" at 4:30 p.m. in Manotick.

Videos of the incident have made their way across social media, including one that claims to show the woman speeding down the ice in her vehicle prior to the ice breaking.

In a video submitted to 580 CFRA, the woman can be seen standing on top of the car, which is almost fully submerged into the icy water, as two local residents rush to rescue her with a kayak in hand.

The person filming the video can be heard saying, "She's on top of the car. She's going in. Hurry up, Doug."

In the background, individuals can be heard asking if there's anything they can do and how the incident happened to which one person replies, "Someone drove out on the ice?"

In a follow-up video, the woman is pulled off the sinking car in a kayak and brought toward the shore. However, she gets up and starts walking back in the direction of her car.

In the background, an individual can be heard saying, "Don't go toward the car. Please come closer in."

The woman pauses while looking at the car before shrugging her shoulders and appearing to say, "Oh well."

The woman was charged with "one count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle under the Criminal Code of Canada." Police told Narcity that they are aware of reports of her taking a photo with the sinking car but cannot provide further details "as the matter is before the courts."

The car is still in the river, and police are taking the opportunity to "remind residents to stay off the ice and remember 'No Ice is Safe Ice.'"

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