Five Sailors in Transatlantic Race Rescued

Crews from three boats taking part in a transatlantic race from England to Rhode Island were rescued on Saturday. Five sailboats in all were damaged by a storm on Friday but two were able to recover. The Canadian response included two planes from 14 Wing Greenwood, a Canadian Coast Guard vessel, Royal Canadian Navy vessels and a cormorant helicopter. The crew of one boat in distress was picked up by the Queen Mary 2 cruise Ship en route to Halifax. Five people in all had to be rescued from their ailing vessels.