2 Nunavut boaters rescued by Coast Guard

Two boaters were rescued over the weekend by The Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Coast Guard after running out of gas between Taloyoak toward Gjoa Haven

Two boaters were rescued over the weekend by The Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Coast Guard.

The travellers had left Taloyoak on Friday, and were on their way to Gjoa Haven when they ran out of fuel in rough waters.

When they didn't arrive at Gjoa Haven as scheduled, Nunavut's Emergency Services advised the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton.

A Hercules aircraft and a coast guard ship were sent to the area. The aircraft spotted the boaters within an hour. A radio was dropped to them, along with food and survival equipment.

The stranded hunters stayed in the boat overnight. And on Sunday, a helicopter was able to pick them up and fly them to Gjoa Haven.

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