A search and rescue operation is underway near Baker Lake, Nunavut, looking for two American boaters.

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The pair had been fishing in Dubawnt Lake, about 250 kilometres southwest of Baker Lake.

On Monday, they failed to meet the aircraft they had chartered to pick them up. A search of the immediate area did not find them.

Nunavut  Search and Rescue is co-ordinating an aerial search of the lake with help from Canadian Forces and private aircraft.