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City news, 02.02.2010 15:51

Rescuers save 28 fishermen from ice floes near St. Petersburg

Fishermens Rescuers saved 28 fishermen as they were carried away on ice floes in the Gulf of Finland near Russia's second largest city of St. Petersburg, a spokesman for the local emergencies department said.

"Rescuers saved 28 people drifting on ice floes in the Kingisepsky and Krasnoborsky districts," the spokesman said.

He added that rescuers used air-cushioned vessels to save the fishermen.

The Emergencies Ministry has issued a warning for lovers of ice fishing to be more careful and abstain from fishing as the temperatures have increased and the ice is melting.

News source: RIA NOVOSTI

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