543 people trapped on ice floes in Gulf of Riga

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A rescue
operation is being conducted now, delfi.lv reports. The National Armed Forces
are participating in it.

There are
43 people on one ice floe and about 500 – on the other. Most of them are
fisherman but there are also women and children caught walking on the ice.

Helicopters
and ships are being used in the rescue operation, high waves are causing
problems.