Man lost on North Sea ice saved by web cam

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When it comes to natural beauty, the North Sea coast near the small town of St. Peter-Ording is one of Germany’s national treasures. The stretch of coastline is known for its beautiful beaches and unique tidal flats. And this winter, with temperatures having remained stubbornly below zero for much of January, the scene is all the more idyllic as the beach has become one with the sea under the ice and snow.

The sun shines onto the ice-covered beach of St. Peter Ording, at the north sea coast, Germany, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. A tourist walking on Germany’s frozen North Sea coast was hoping for some stunning winter photos. Instead, he became disoriented as night fell and no longer knew how to get back to the beach. Luckily, help was just a click away.

Full story: Saved from the Ice by a Web Cam via ABC News