Stranded Boaters Set Fire to Draw Rescue Effort

A group of six stranded boaters were rescued Monday after setting trees on fire to draw attention to their location.

The incident happened at about 1 a.m. after the group ran out of fuel on God’s Lake. On-duty RCMP members spotted the burning trees on an island in the middle of the lake about 40 kilometres north of God’s Lake Narrows.

Officers located two adult males, two adult females, as well as a six-year-old boy and a seven-month-old male infant.

The boaters were stranded on the island for about six hours before being taken to God’s Lake Narrows and eventually making arrangements to travel to God’s River.

No one was injured in the ordeal and the fire snuffed itself out.

— Staff


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