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(CBC)

Rescue teams pulled two men, a pilot and co-pilot, from a crashed plane in Saskatchewan's north Friday morning, RCMP and military officials are reporting.

Capt. Jean Houde at the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., said one of the men suffered a back injury and was taken away from the scene by a Griffon helicopter from Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Alberta.

"He's reported as being conscious and in stable condition and they more or less sausaged him onto a board to make sure he doesn't move until he's transported to appropriate care," Houde told CBC News Friday.

Houde said the other man was OK.

The two are from Thorndale, Ont., and were flying to Yellowknife, N.W.T.

According to RCMP, a distress call was made around 11:50 a.m. CST from a private plane, described as a Republic RC-3 Seabee, number 965, flying in Saskatchewan's north.

The plane crashed approximately 22 kilometres south and 18 kilometres west of Points North Landing, a camp near Wollaston Lake, Sask.

 "The pilot declared a mayday in the air and it was overheard by another pilot in the area who saw it hit the water," Houde said.

With files from The Canadian Press