The RCMP say two experienced canoeists had to be rescued after they got stranded on the Hayes River in northern Manitoba.
Police say the International Emergency Response Co-ordination Centre reported last Friday that it had received a GPS distress signal from the pair about 115 kilometres northeast of Oxford House.
It said the 60-year-old woman and 63-year-old man reported their canoe had been badly damaged and was unusable after attempting to cross a section of rapids on the river.
The Mounties say a float plane was dispatched late in the afternoon the next day and the pair was rescued — “a bit wet but unharmed.”
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