8 fishermen evacuated from ice floe in Caspian (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 4
Headline changed, details added (first version posted on 11:29)
Rescuers saved eight fishermen from an ice floe in the Caspian Sea, a spokesman for of the Emergency Situations Ministry of Russia's Dagestan Republic told RIA Novosti Jan. 4.
Earlier, the ministry said two boats carrying eight people were in distress in the sea some five to six kilometers away from the village of Krainovka of Dagestan's Kizlyar district.
The ministry's spokesman said eight people were evacuated from the ice floe by an MI-8 helicopter that arrived at the scene.
He also noted that the rescue operation has been completed, and the affected people are being provided with aid.
Their lives aren't in danger any more, added the ministry's spokesman.
The rescue operation involved two helicopters, two vessels, and 31 people.