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20 people trapped and adrift on chunk of ice

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  • Two Americans among the people stranded on an ice floe
  • Canadian helicopter dispatched for rescue
Tourists were camping when Canadian ice shelf broke away

A rescue operation to save 20 people adrift at sea on a floating chunk of ice is taking place Wednesday morning.

The tourists -- including two Americans -- were camping on an ice shelf in the Canadian arctic, that broke free.

Luckily, they were able to call for help.

Officials say everyone is in fair condition and dressed for the cold temperatures.

MORE: Ice floe is 4 square miles wide

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