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Russian Fisherman Rescued From Ice Floe

About 40 Russian fishermen have been rescued after they were briefly stranded on a large chunk of ice that broke off from shore in Russia's Far East Khabarovsk region.

Russia's Emergencies Ministry says the ice fishermen were airlifted to shore on January 26 after the giant slab of ice broke off and floated away with them and 28 cars that they had parked on the ice.

Fishermen in Russia frequently saw a circle into the ice in Russia to fish in the unfrozen water below.

Ice drifts usually occur in early spring when ice begins to melt, but sharp changes in regional temperatures have weakened the ice.

Based on reporting by AP and TASS