20 tourists going with a floe in Canadian Arctic

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/25/us/canada-tourists-stranded-ice-floe/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    20 tourists going with a floe in Canadian Arctic

    By Kevin Conlon, CNN
    updated 9:29 PM EDT, Tue June 25, 2013

    (CNN) -- Twenty tourists, including two Americans, are stuck on a chunk of ice drifting in the Canadian Arctic, Canadian officials said Tuesday.

    The group was on an expedition in the Canadian territory of Nunavut when the ice that they were on broke away from shore, according to Yvonne Niego of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The ice floe has since drifted about 2 miles, the Canadian Coast Guard said....


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  3. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    yikes, what a nightmare

    hope they're taking photos
     
  4. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    How scary and cold even if they're not in imminent danger. 35 degrees, no rescue til today, and signs of the floe deteriorating.
     

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