Five overdue travellers who were reported missing late in the day on July 1 were located safe and sound the following day.
Yellowknife RCMP, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada launched a search and rescue mission and found the canoe campers near the Terry Lake area. They had been forced to extend their long weekend due to bad weather.
The party – which included two men, a woman, and two youth – were “in good spirits and uninjured,” according to the police.
They had set out for Tibbitt Lake on June 29 in two canoes, and were prepared for the outdoors.
“Please ensure you let your friends and family know when you are planning to head out on the water and bring along a communication device,” reminded RCMP Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel.
“The recent weather conditions once again demonstrated how plans can change unexpectedly. Please ensure you are well prepared for adverse weather or mechanical issues.”