A nine-year-old girl in Austria owes her life to her backpack. She and some other kids were playing on a frozen pond when the ice broke and she fell in.
Fortunately, a passerby noticed the kids and called police because he thought the ice was too thin. When authorities arrived, they saw the girl was still afloat thanks to her backpack. which had inflated once she hit the water.
Two officers also fell in to the water because of how thin the ice was and all in all team of police officers, firemen, and lifeguards were called to the pond, as well as an emergency helicopter. The little girl and one of the cops that fell in were taken to the hospital with hypothermia.
Source: The Local