Ice disc freezes out an attempt to hack peace sign into it

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A giant disc of river ice has proved too much for a New Jersey attention-seeker who tried to carve a peace sign on it.

Christopher Angelo, of Lavallette, New Jersey, went onto the ice on Thursday with a hatchet, saying he wanted to transform the natural phenomenon into a spinning work of art. But he was unable to get the disk spinning — and his peace sign came up short, too.

The massive disk appeared last week in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine, mesmerising onlookers as its spun slowly before coming to a stop on Tuesday. Stories, photos and videos have been shared widely.

A naturally occurring ice disk that gained international fame appears to be freezing in place following a stretch of frigid weather in Westbrook, Maine. – AP