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Two Winnipeg Hikers Rescued from Mantario Trail

September 1, 2014 8:24 AM | News

RCMP Crest LogoTwo Winnipeg men who ventured out on a hike Saturday ended up needing to be rescued.

RCMP say one of the two men became injured while hiking on the Mantario Trail — a 63 kilometre-long trail in southeastern Manitoba that meanders through the Canadian Shield.

Police were dispatched at around 3 a.m. after the men called for help as night fell and the weather worsened.

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship responded, along with help from a float plane from Venture Air in Lac du Bonnet.

The hikers were eventually located on Ritchie Lake at around 4 p.m.

RCMP say if you are planning on a hiking trip always ensure someone knows when you are leaving and when you are expected to arrive at your destination.

— Staff