Video: Men escape through car window moments before vehicle plunges into frozen reservoir

The vehicle was drifting on the frozen reservoir when the its back wheels broke through the ice

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The Independent Online

Three men were lucky not to drown after their SUV plunged into an icy reservoir in north-east China last week.

The three friends had to climb out of the front window of the Audi Q7 when it broke through ice as they drove on a frozen reservoir in Shenyang, in the Liaoning Province.

According to witnesses, the driver of the car had been drifting on the reservoir during an annual winter fishing festival. However, after just a few minutes the car’s back wheels fell through the ice.

It did not take long for the rest of the car to become submerged, leading the driver and his passengers to escape through the car’s front window.

Crowds attending the fishing festival gathered around to watch the vehicle quickly disappear below the ice.

According to police, no one was injured and the car was later recovered.