Sunday, March 31, 2013

500 stranded on drifting ice floes off Latvian coast

There are reports out of northern Europe that more than 500 people were adrift on two ice floes that broke away and began drifting away from the coast of Latvia.

Among the stranded were families with women and children but most of the stranded were ice fishermen.

Rescue operations were underway and many of the people had been rescued.