Group Of Canadian Fisherman Rescued By Cape Cod Coast Guard

CAPE COD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A crew of a stranded Canadian fishermen are now safe and sound --- thanks to the efforts of the Cape Cod Coast Guard.

Two Jayhawk helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft from the guard's air station took part in the rescue of the group of 31 fishermen on Tuesday night.

The crew were stranded about 160 miles South of Halifax, Nova Scotia when their Canadian fishing vessel -- the Atlantic Destiny -- became disabled. That's where the two helicopters hoisted a combined 21 crewmen from the vessel and transported them to Nova Scotia for a medical assessment.

Remaining members of the Atlantic Destiny fishing crew were then taken aboard a Canadian Coast Guard cutter and a helicopter.

There were no serious injuries reported, and the Atlantic Destiny eventually sank in the 26-foot waters.

WBZ NewsRadio's Rob Woodard reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

(Photo: Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Halifax Nova Scotia)

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