Tourists stuck on ice in Canada

2013-06-26 11:52

Ottawa - Twenty tourists are stuck on a chunk of ice drifting in the Canadian Arctic, Canadian officials said Tuesday.

CNN Travel reports that the group was on an expedition in the Canadian territory of Nunavut when the ice that they were on broke away from shore. The ice floe has since drifted about 2 miles, the Canadian Coast Guard said.

According to the Royal Canadian Air Force no one was hurt and nor are the tourists in any imminent danger. 

But, he said, the ice floe is beginning to show signs of deterioration.

A rescue mission is currently under way, but the location is so extreme that helicopters won't arrive until at least Wednesday morning, according to the Canadian Coast Guard.

Survival kits were dropped Tuesday from airplanes to the floating refugees, whose names have not been released. The temperature is close to 0 degrees Celsius where they are at the moment.

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