Canadian sailors from HMCS Athabaskan reach devastated Haitian town of Leogane

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A group of Canadian sailors has landed on the north shore of Haiti's quake-ravaged southern peninsula, near the hard-hit fishing village of Leogane.
About 25 sailors from HMCS Athabaskan, the Canadian destroyer which arrived off the coast earlier today, arrived on shore in a small inflatable boat.
HMCS Athabaskan will be helping to provide aid to the village and reconnaissance for members of the Quebec-based Royal 22e Regiment, who are on their way to Haiti from CFB Valcartier.
The soldiers are exploring whether Leogane would be a suitable location for the soldiers, known as the Van Doos, to deploy.
The dirt-poor village just west of the capital city of Port-au-Prince was almost 90 per cent destroyed in the quake.
There's also a U.S. ship anchored offshore that's flying helicopters into the area to provide aid to local residents.

Geographic location: Leogane, Haiti, Port-au-Prince U.S.

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