Stranded Yukon canoeists rescued thanks to satellite safety device

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A photo of the Liard River taken in early summer 2021. The river was one part of the route being taken by two canoeists who became stranded last week.  (Radio-Canada - image credit)
A photo of the Liard River taken in early summer 2021. The river was one part of the route being taken by two canoeists who became stranded last week. (Radio-Canada - image credit)

RCMP in Teslin say they successfully rescued two canoeists last week after the pair became stranded.

The two paddlers were travelling from Caribou Lake to the Upper Liard bridge near Watson Lake via the Liard River, said police in a release.

They became stranded due to equipment issues, and activated the help button on their SPOT device, a satellite safety device.

Thanks to that, RCMP were able use a helicopter to help find the canoeists, who were then transported safely to Watson Lake.

The rescue mission was also carried out thanks to help from Wildland Fire Management.

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