Sunday, 23. November 2014 - 08:11
07. 12. 12. - 13:00
Swiss breakdown services had a call from a Swiss motorist after he complained his car had broken down – on a sandbank.
Driver Benjamin Becker, 62, had lost control in icy conditions as he travelled down a small private road and ended up in the middle of the Kleine Emme river in Wolhusen, Switzerland.
Instead of sinking the car floated off down the river for several hundred metres with the driver still inside calling for help.
The trip downstream ended when the car wedged onto a sandbank in the middle of the fast flowing river. A group of builders working nearby rescued the panicked man by driving out using a huge digger. They then allowed him to climb into the shovel to bring him back to shore.
But they were unable to rescue the car and the driver who escaped with nothing worse than wet feet was able to call rescue officials.
He said: "I told them my car had broken down – and it was on a sand bank in a river. They didn't believe me until they'd seen it for themselves."
World's oldest Aga discovered in Croatia
Lead researcher Marcel Buric - from the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology at Zagreb's Faculty of Philosophy - said the find was significant because the kiln was covered to protect the rest of the building from fire.
Varazdin helps flood hit Gunja
The Northern Croatian town of Varazdin has collected donations worth over 50,000 Euro for the floods hit eastern village of Gunja.
Drunken and violent Poles arrested in Zadar
Two Polish tourists have been arrested in Croatian coastal town of Zadar.
Six arrested as Israeli football fans attacked in Split
Police in Croatia have arrested six people for an attack on Israeli football fans in a street in the centre of the Adriatic port of Split.
Great start for Croat clubs in Europa League
Croatian football clubs have started with maximum points in qualifications of the Europa League.
Blanka Vlasic delights with her football juggling skills
The world's high jump champion Blanka Vlasic has delighted her fans with her football skills.
Rainbow Warrior visits Adriatic
The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior has arrived for a visit in Croatia.
World Academy of Arts and Science organizes courses in Dubrovnik
In Autumn 2014 The World Academy of Art & Science and The World University Consortium are organising graduate level courses at Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Eduardo joins Flamengo
The agreement between the forward and Flamengo will be signed on the morning of Thursday, at the clubhouse in Gávea. Just as was done with the Argentine Héctor Canteros, he should receive the shirt of Flamengo from a partner-supporter chosen by the club. It is likely that he will use the number 23 at least until the end of the season.
Rijeka to open concession contract for Tito's yacht Galeb
Officials in the western Croatian city of Rijeka have decided to put out a concession contract for the luxury yacht Galeb once owned by the former Yugoslav president Tito.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Half Naked Winnie The Pooh Banned From Playground|
|Cold Dip Ends Street Sweepers Play Time|
|Evil Aunt Hacks Off Toddlers Penis|
|No Kidding - Baby Goat Has Two Heads|
|Greedy Panda Chews Through Weighing Scales|