RCAF Rescues Eight Men Adrift on Ice Floe
Eight men went adrift on an ice floe near Coral Harbour, NU on January 9 and were rescued by a CC-130 Hercules and CH-149 Cormorant team of the Royal Canadian Air Force on January 11.
Royal Canadian Air Force, January 11, 2015 - WINNIPEG, MANITOBA - The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) rescued eight men adrift on an ice floe near Coral Harbour, NU.
The group went adrift on January 9, which initiated a local rescue effort. On January 10, Nunavut Emergency Measures Organization requested assistance from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton, Ont., as the floe was drifting beyond the local community's reach. The rescue was completed on January 11 with all men being airlifted to Coral Harbour.
"This case shows how preparedness greatly increases the chance for survival. It was a great cooperative effort between local volunteer rescue groups, the territorial emergency Measures organization, and the Canadian Armed Forces. We're glad to see a happy conclusion to this mission." Major Vince Meunier, Officer in Charge of JRCC Trenton
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