Ontario diver uses axe to escape ice in Georgian Bay


An Ontario freediver who has been under the ice more than once freed himself from icy waters in Georgian Bay last month using only an axe.

Video taken from both under and above the water shows Egor Nesterenko of Toronto as he uses an axe to slowly chip away at the ice, with two of his friends filming both under the water and above.

The 32-year-old was putting his survival skills to the test and told Global News he did the whole “breakout” with only a “single breath of air.”

See Global News

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