Capsized barge still floating on surface

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YARMOUTH - A barge that capsized off southwestern Nova Scotia, forcing the rescue of three crew, was still floating on the surface Thursday.
Rescue officials got a call late Wednesday afternoon that a barge, towing a dredge, was taking on water about 50 kilometres west of Yarmouth on the Lurcher Shoal.
The rescue centre in Halifax says that seas were four to five metres high with winds up to 90 kilometres an hour.
A Comorant helicopter, in the area on a training mission, lowered a rescue technician into the water.
One by one, the three crew members on the barge were lifted into the helicopter and flown to the Yarmouth hospital where o

Organizations: Yarmouth hospital

Geographic location: YARMOUTH, Southwestern Nova Scotia, Halifax

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