A provincial police helicopter today found five canoeists in central Ontario who failed to return home last night.

Central Hastings Ontario Provincial Police said they got a call about the group around 10:15 p.m. ET Wednesday.

The caller said the five men took three canoes out on Beaver Creek near Weslemkoon Lake Road, about 75 kilometres north of Belleville, at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the group was expected to return home, but didn't.

An OPP emergency response team and helicopter were dispatched to the area and located the group on Thursday. They were in good condition and continuing their trip.

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