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Terrifying moment Twitch streamer falls through frozen lake after bike accident
Featured Image Credit: TWITCH/PAPAPLATTE

Terrifying moment Twitch streamer falls through frozen lake after bike accident

Twitch streamer Papaplatte caught the horrifying moment on camera.

A Twitch streamer caught the moment he fell into a frozen lake while out biking on camera.

It's one of the lessons many of us learn when we're kids: don't ever go on top of a frozen lake because you don't know how thick the ice is and whether it can hold you.

Unfortunately for one Twitch streamer, while he tried to avoid going on top of the lake, his manoeuvring on his bike wasn't as carefully thought out as it could've been.

The Twitch streamer was out biking.
Instagram/ @papaplatte

German Twitch streamer Kevin - who goes by Papaplatte on the platform - shared a video with his two million plus followers on his Just Chatting stream section.

The video shows him going mountain biking in the snow, however, not long into his ride, he's met with a narrow path beside a frozen lake.

Kevin slows his vehicle down, trying to edge his way across, however, the bike slips and he falls straight towards the lake - crashing through the ice and into the freezing water. His muffled shouts can be heard in the background as the camera is also submerged by water.

Thankfully, it would seem the Twitch streamer was unharmed and made it out of the lake okay, given the video carries on to show him sledding at speed down a snowy hill. However, if you should ever find yourself in a similar situation, the Royal Life Saving Society has some advice on what to do. Check out Papaplatte's scary video below:

The Royal Life Saving Society has shared a warning about navigating the outside in more wintry conditions to its website.

The advice reads: "Keep back from slippery banks and wear footwear with a good grip.

"Stick to well-lit areas - the reduction in daylight in the winter adds to risks around water. Plan your walks in daylight or along well-lit paths.

"Ice can be extremely vulnerable even during periods of prolonged cold. Never go onto the ice."

However, should you find yourself on the ice and in trouble?

The Twitch streamer fell through the ice and into the lake.
Twitch/ @papaplette

Well, if you've fallen in yourself, you need to try to 'stay calm, float on your back and call for help'.

"Throw something that floats to somebody that has fallen in," the advice continues.

"If you cannot climb out, wait for help and keep as still as possible. Preserve heat by pressing your arms by your side and keep your legs together. Keep your head clear of the water."

Hopefully you didn't venture outside alone and so are with someone, who should immediately call emergency services.

It states the person on the sidelines should 'not enter cold water or ice' to try and rescue whoever is in or on the lake.

Instead, it advises: "Try and reach them from the bank using a rope, pole, tree branch, clothing tied together or anything else which can extend your reach."

The society resolves: "Make sure the whole family knows basic water safety and what to do if they find themselves in the water unexpectedly."

Topics: Twitch, Social Media, Health, World News