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Russia: EMERCOM rescues over 200 fishermen in freezing conditions01:13

Russia: EMERCOM rescues over 200 fishermen in freezing conditions

Russian Federation, Sakhalin
February 21, 2015 at 00:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) successfully rescued 224 amateur fishermen who were trapped on an ice floe in the Mordvinov Bay in the Sakhalin region on Saturday. All of the fishermen involved made it back to land safely as a result of EMERCOM's quick response.

Seventy-eight people and 20 units of technical hardware, including an Mi-8 helicopter, were deployed for the rescue operation. The stranded fishermen became trapped on the floe when a large crack appeared in the ice reportedly preventing the men from returning to the shore by themselves.

According to an EMERCOM representative the ice field in the Mordvinov Bay is considered dangerous and is monitored regularly so that the response teams can react quickly to all kinds of emergency situations.

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Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) successfully rescued 224 amateur fishermen who were trapped on an ice floe in the Mordvinov Bay in the Sakhalin region on Saturday. All of the fishermen involved made it back to land safely as a result of EMERCOM's quick response.

Seventy-eight people and 20 units of technical hardware, including an Mi-8 helicopter, were deployed for the rescue operation. The stranded fishermen became trapped on the floe when a large crack appeared in the ice reportedly preventing the men from returning to the shore by themselves.

According to an EMERCOM representative the ice field in the Mordvinov Bay is considered dangerous and is monitored regularly so that the response teams can react quickly to all kinds of emergency situations.

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