Manitoba RCMP are warning motorists to stay off the province’s winter roads after three people were recently rescued after becoming stuck.
The group became stranded on a winter road approximately 100 kilometres north of Lynn Lake on April 10 while en route to Tadoule Lake.
They used a satellite phone to stay in contact with family and RCMP, advising authorities they had gasoline, fuel, and food, while also starting a fire to stay warm.
Mounties chartered a helicopter and began searching for the three adults until nightfall, but their location wasn’t known. A search resumed in the morning and rescuers located the group at around 9 a.m. in good health.
“The Manitoba RCMP would like to remind motorists that most winter roads are now closed and are unsafe for travel,” police said in a release.
Those who travel on winter roads after they are closed may face fines or charges, according to RCMP.