RCMP in northern Manitoba were called in to rescue two canoeists who were left stranded on the Hayes River late Friday afternoon, August 20, 2021.
According to police, they received a report from the International Emergency Response Coordination Centre (IERCC) that they had received a satellite distress signal from the canoeists after their canoe was badly damaged in a section of rapids on the river. The pairs GPS signal indicated they were about 115 kilometres northeast of Oxford House.
IERCC were able to communicate with the canoeists and advise them that rescue efforts were underway but they would likely happen the next day.
The male and female in their 60s are both experienced canoeists and were able to wait rescue on a remote riverbank.
RCMP chartered a float plane and headed out to the coordinates provided by the IERCC.
Both canoeists were rescued and were not injured during their ordeal.
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