Footage shows fishermen scrambling for their lives in Russia as a huge chunk of ice breaks beneath their feet

Russian fishermen scrambled for their lives after a chunk of ice broke and split apart beneath their feet.

The event took place on lakes in the Magadan Oblast, northeast of Russia.

According to local news, the fishermen failed to notice the large sheet of ice breaking beneath them.

The video is taken as the fishermen realise that the ice is breaking away, people can be heard shouting in Russian: “Come on, come on, quickly assembled rods rather sharper, sharper!”

Luckily the fishermen noticed the ice was breaking in time to make it back to safety.