PHOTOS: Icy Newfoundland Rescue

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Five fishermen were rescued Sunday from the icy waters of Notre Dame Bay off the northeastern coast of Newfoundland after abandoning their fishing vessel, the DLL Venture, which was rapidly taking on water.

Joint Forces Atlantic reports that the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax coordinated the rescue of the five men, who were hoisted to safety by an aircrew with the 103rd Rescue Squadron.

The men abandoned their ship into a liferaft, and then climbed onto a ice floe where they were able to start a fire before being rescued, according to a statement obtained by the CBC.

All five were in good shape, albeit a bit cold.

Here are some photos from the SAR operation, followed by some video at the bottom:

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All photos courtesy JTF Atlantic