The rescue of stranded Russian fishermen off the coast of Sakhalin Island
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Stranded Russian fishermen rescued

At least 670 Russian fisherman had to be rescued after they became stranded on an ice floe.

The fishermen ended up trapped on ice that broke away and drifted 500m off Sakhalin Island in Russia's far east region.

It was a major rescue operation that involved a group of 40 emergency workers, 10 boats and two helicopters.

Russell Trott reports.

  • 01 Apr 2012