When thick sea ice prevented a boat from being able to reach a group of American scientists conducting research on Joinville Island, off the tip of Antarctica, they were trapped. But now the four scientists, a staff member, and their nearly 900-pounds of equipment have been airlifted in a two-and-a-half hour rescue.
All five Americans were said to be in good health and were taken to an Argentinian icebreaker and will be taken to a U.S. ship when weather conditions improve.
“The U.S. Antarctic Program expresses its gratitude to their Argentine colleagues for their willingness to help,” The National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs said in a statement.
Source: Inside Edition