A Chinese rescue helicopter has arrived to rescue passengers from a ship trapped in ice at the Antarctic, a passenger has said.
Expedition leader Professor Chris Turney tweeted a helicopter had arrived to rescue the 74 passengers on board.
Fifty two scientists, journalists and tourists, along with 22 crew members, have been trapped in sea ice on the Akademik Shokalskiy since Christmas Eve.
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