Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stranded Canoer Rescued in Quetico

A harrowing experience for a canoeist in Quetico Provincial Park.

OPP says the man's canoe had drifted away Monday afternoon after he stopped at an island on Kawnipi Lake, leaving him stranded.

He was able to sent a message back to a Minnesota tourist outfitter who notified authorities.

Poor weather delayed rescue efforts until Tuesday morning where the man was found safe and sound.

Officers also helped get the man's canoe back.