Johanna Nordblad captured freediving UNDERNEATH a frozen lake


When Finnish art director Johanna Nordblad nearly lost her leg after a horrific accident, ice therapy saved it.

Now healed, she’s a record-breaking freediver who swims for lengthy periods under frozen lakes while holding her breath – a dangerous but exhilarating passion she might never have found had she not been injured.

In fascinating new footage shot by British Director Ian Derry, Ms Nordblab, who lives on Lauttasaari island in Helsinki, Finland, is followed as she plunges beneath a hole in the ice and enters a world both beautiful and haunting in equal measure.

In fascinating new footage, freediver Johanna Nordblab, who lives on Lauttasaari island in Helsinki, Finland, is followed as she plunges beneath a hole in a frozen lake and enters a world both beautiful and haunting in equal measure (pictured)

In fascinating new footage, freediver Johanna Nordblab, who lives on Lauttasaari island in Helsinki, Finland, is followed as she plunges beneath a hole in a frozen lake and enters a world both beautiful and haunting in equal measure (pictured)

After nearly losing her leg following a horrific cycling accident - and having it saved by way of excruciating ice therapy - she developed a passion for entering the Finnish wilderness (pictured) and delving under frozen lakes

After nearly losing her leg following a horrific cycling…



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