January 4, 2016 6:15 pm

WATCH: Norwegian fishermen rescued after boat capsizes in icy waters

WATCH ABOVE: Dramatic Coast Guard video of Norwegian fishing boat sinking

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Five fishermen are lucky to be alive following a dramatic rescue from the icy waters off Norway’s coast Monday.

Norway’s 330 Rescue Squadron captured The Norwegian Veritas dip below the surface moments after plucking its crewmembers out of the choppy Norwegian Sea.

The rescue happened off the coast of Lofotodden, Norway, which sits above the Arctic Circle.

All five fishermen had been tossed into the water prior to the coast guard’s Sea King helicopter arriving.

The captain of the trawler wasn’t exactly sure what caused the ship to turnover, but said a fishing net may have become tangled in the boat’s propeller.

That may have caused the trawler to lose power and drift onto rocks near the shoreline.

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