Man rescues child floating on ice with fishing rod

In a video published by Richard Garda, he is seen casting a fishing rod equipped with a weight in the direction of the boy who caught it and then slowly pulling him towards the river bank.

The air temperature in Kyiv hovers around 0°C, so a swim in the ice-cold water could end badly for the boy, whose piece of ice got carried dozens of meters away from the bank.

The unusual rescue operation worked perfectly as the boy was seen stepping from the ice piece to the bank without even getting his feet wet.