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Freighter's crew rescued after fumes filled ship on Great Lakes

BUFFALO - Crew members on a freighter heading from Milwaukee to Montreal had to be rescued after gas fumes filled their ship.

WTMJ Radio reports this morning that the 21-member crew had dropped off grain in Milwaukee - and they were heading northeast when gasoline fumes entered the ventilation system.

Sixteen crew members had to be rescued a few miles off shore from Buffalo They suffered from diarrhea, vomiting, and headaches - and they were treated at Buffalo hospitals. The captain was among the five who stayed on board.