Webcams set up in tourist spots are relatively common nowadays, but a webcam installed near the sea in St. Peter-Ording in Germany, ended up saving a man’s life when a webcam watcher noticed the man calling for help out on the frozen water. The man, a tourist in his forties, had headed out onto the sea to take pictures. But as it got darker, he ended up getting disoriented and was no longer able to find his way back to the beach. He began using his camera to send flashing signals for help. Fortunately, a webcam viewer who was busy watching the sunset noticed the man’s camera flashes and called the police. Thanks to the woman’s efforts and sharp eyes, the man was rescued before getting hurt.
(Via Yahoo News)