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JRCC releases dramatic video of 5 people rescued from fishing boat northeast of St. John's

Five people have been rescued from a fishing vessel in distress 150 nautical miles northeast of St. John's.

JRCC Halifax sends Cormorant, Hercules and two Canadian Coast Guard ships

Halifax's Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre released a video late Sunday showing the rescue of five passengers from a fishing vessel in distress northeast of St. John's. (Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre/YouTube)

Five people have been rescued from a fishing boat in distress 150 nautical miles northeast of St. John's.

A spokesperson for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax said the boat was in distress due to stormy weather in the area. 

The JRCC said Sunday it had dispatched a Cormorant, Hercules and two Canadian Coast Guard vessels to the ship in the early morning.

JRCC said all five people aboard were rescued by helicopter and taken to Gander. 

No one was injured.