MICHAEL HISCOCK - FEB 25
Whoever did the casting for The Revenant should’ve talked to this guy.
Seventy-year-old Jimmy Iqaluq from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut was by himself hunting for POLAR BEARS this weekend when his snowmobile fell through the ice, according to the CBC.
Normally, this would’ve meant that Iqaluq was a goner. But this is no normal story. Instead, the senior managed to scramble back out of the frigid waters and then tie his snowmoile to the ice, in an effort to save it.
Oh, and did we mention there were killer whales in the water?
Now soaking wet and freezing cold, the carver tried to make his way to a small island–and this is where things start to feel like a Final Destination movie. Because it was low tide when the incident occurred, Iqaluq was forced to climb up sheer, jagged ice to access it. Having finally escaped polar bears, killer whales, sharp ice and frigid waters, he then did something else that amazes us: he built himself an igloo.
Once the shelter was complete and the senior had a chance to sit down, he began to feel his sopping wet legs getting numb. To warm them up, he decided to use a fox, which he had caught earlier, as his new pair of pants. Iqaluq skinned the animal and wore its fur, and then around 5 a.m. the next day, a search team located his igloo.
Not surprisingly, Iqaluq has since made it home safely. Although his snowmobile wasn’t as lucky.
Talk about the coolest grandpa ever.