Anglers found on floating ice

Anglers found on floating ice – Australia

ABOUT 20 Russian anglers floating on a chunk of ice in the Gulf of Finland were rescued today by boat and helicopter, the local emergencies ministry said.

The group, who included a woman, had ventured onto the frozen sea in the Kirovsk region, west of Russia’s second city Saint Petersburg.

Despite the authorities’ warnings, fishing through a hole in the ice is a popular pastime in Russia and people often walk far across the frozen surfaces of lakes and the sea, at the risk of being cast adrift.

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