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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fishermen Rescued

MOSCOW -- Emergency teams Monday rescued 27 fishermen who were stranded overnight in the Gulf of Finland when an ice floe broke away from shore and drifted out to sea, officials said.

The anglers had ventured out onto the ice near St. Petersburg when the floe broke off Sunday evening, said Andrei Alabiyev, a spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry in St. Petersburg. Rough seas delayed the rescue operation, and the fishermen had to spend the night on the ice, Alabiyev said.