By Oliver Gettell
Updated January 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST
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British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and photographer Conor McDonnell nearly found themselves plunged into frigid waters when their vehicle crashed through the surface of an ice-covered lake in Norway last month.

Fortunately they escaped with their lives, a lovely photo, and one heck of a story.

In a recent Instagram post, McDonnell recalled how he and Goulding were traversing the lake in pitch-black conditions when the ice collapsed, forcing them to evacuate through the roof of their vehicle.

“‘Oh s-‑‑ we’re in’ was my first [thought],” McDonnell wrote. “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.”

Goulding posted the same photo and wrote, “Note to self don’t drive a BV206 over a frozen lake.”

No worse for the wear, Goulding is currently touring in support of her third album, Delirium, which features songs including “On My Mind, “Something in the Way You Move,” and “Lost and Found.”