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Dutch ice skaters rescued from ice floe

A helicopter rescued six Dutch ice skaters today who got stuck on an ice floe.

This happened in the Vätter Lake in southern Sweden. The Dutch are unharmed, according to reports of the Swedish newspaper GT Expressen.

The Dutch speed skaters were the to skate on the lake when a large chunk of ice broke loose. The six Dutch skaters had nowhere to go and were able to call for help with their mobile phone.

A helicopter and two hovercrafts were deployed to rescue them. The helicopter managed to save the ice skaters after one hour.

The ice on the lake is treacherous, according to a spokesman for the rescue service