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Ellie Goulding tells of Norwegian lake ice plunge terror

Published 26/01/2016

Ellie Goulding and a photographer had to escape through the roof of their vehicle after it went through the ice on a lake in Norway
Ellie Goulding and a photographer had to escape through the roof of their vehicle after it went through the ice on a lake in Norway

Ellie Goulding has revealed how she had a dramatic escape from an all-terrain vehicle after it plunged into an icy lake.

The Starry Eyed singer posted a picture on her Instagram page of a belt wagon half-submerged in the frozen lake in Norway, where she was travelling with photographer Conor McDonnell.

The Brit-nominated star, 29, said: "Throwback to a few weeks ago when myself and conormcdphoto nearly ended up in a lake in -30 ... Note to self don't drive a BV206 over a frozen lake."

Mr McDonnell also shared the image, which shows the vehicle beneath a starry night sky, and explained how the pair were moments away from disaster.

He said: " So me and elliegoulding weren't going to post about this but we decided that it's too mad of a story not to tell.

"This photo is from when we were in Norway a few weeks ago - That moment when you're in -25 in the middle of nowhere in Norway in the pitch black and your belt wagon crashes through the ice in the middle of a lake and you have to emergency evacuate through the roof.

"'Oh s*** we're in' was my first thought. Second was to take photos. We were in the front cabin. That is pretty much under water in this photo.

"A few minutes later it was all completely gone under the water and ice for good."

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