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Commercial Fishermen rescue 9 people off the coast of Newfoundland

Military spokeswoman Capt. Kim Lemaire says the Canadian F/V Setting Seas 2 rescued the people from life rafts and brought them to Fortune, on the south coast of the province. Lemaire says the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax received the distress call around 8 p.m. Saturday and dispatched a Coast Guard ship and aircraft to the area. She says the vessel had caught fire but could not confirm the identities of the people rescued or their current condition. Read the rest here 20:37