Mock search-and-rescue turns into real disaster
Toronto Star (The Canadian Press)
Copyright 2007 The Toronto Star
CORNER BROOK, Nfld. — An elaborate search and rescue exercise off the west coast of Newfoundland involving about 400 people was transformed into heart-thumping reality today when passengers aboard a covered lifeboat started choking on acrid fumes, apparently from a sputtering engine.
Two people, apparently suffering from serious injuries, were plucked from the motorized boat by a Cormorant rescue helicopter around noon.
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