Gallery: 220 Latvian People Stranded on Ice Floes Due to Rising Tempera...

 

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Two ice floes on the Latvian Coast have broken off into the Gulf of Riga, taking more than 220 people with them. Rescuers scooped up 181 victims by boat from the larger flow that broke off near Riga, while 42 others were rescued by helicopter from a smaller floe near Jurmala. The victims, who were fishing off the ice floes, were whisked away when warmer temperatures and high winds caused the ice to crack and float away from the mainland.

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