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Dramatic Images: Grandmother Dropped Into Icy Arctic Waters During Botched Rescue Attempt

In the freezing waters for eight minutes.

Emergency crews dropped a 73-year-old British woman into freezing Arctic waters in a botched rescue attempt.

The woman, who was on a cruise off the coast of Norway with her husband, became sick with internal bleeding on the cruise boat. The ship's captain called a rescue boat to come and take the woman away to a hospital--but the rescue effort did not go as planned.

The elderly woman was dropped into the icy waters---where she remained for, reportedly, eight minutes.

Here you see the woman submerged in the water, trying to grab a hold of something:

A closer shot:

In the image below, the arrow indicates where the woman was in the water---in other words, very far from the boat.

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