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June 22nd, 2016
South Pole rescue: Extreme cold threatens mission
Extreme midwinter conditions with temperatures of 115 below zero are threatening efforts to evacuate a worker with a dangerous illness from a U.S. research station at the South Pole. NBC’s Bill Neely reports for TODAY that there are concerns that plane parts will freeze as the darkest day of the year sets in.