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Sub Being Towed

Russian commander says sub being towed to shallow water.

Russian media report a rescue vessel has hooked a cable onto a disabled submarine and is towing it to shallow water. The Interfax news agency reports the commander of the Pacific Fleet says the ship is also trying to raise the mini-sub as it's being towed.

The sub snagged a fishing net yesterday and has been trapped 625 feet deep off the Kamchatka Peninsula. The seven sailors have limited air. Moving the vessel to shallower water could enable divers to reach it or allow the crew to swim to the surface.

The U.S., Britain and Japan have all dispatched rescue equipment and crews, but they haven't arrived yet.

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