Canoeists rescued from remote Nashwaak River location

RCMP and ground search and rescue locate & extract men from remote location on Nashwaak River

RCMP say 4 canoeists reported missing Sunday are safe and sound

Four canoeists, aged 20-22 are safe and sound after spending a night in the woods. 

The men embarked on a canoe trip in Napadogan, but were reported missing when they failed to arrive at their destination on the Nashwaak River by 10 pm.

The men stopped and lit a fire, which was spotted by the RCMP helicopter crew tasked with the search.
RCMP say four canoeists reported missing Sunday night have been located. (Shane Fowler/CBC)

Two ground search and rescue professionals were airlifted into the canoeists' location Monday morning since the four men couldn't be taken out as a group on board the helicopter, according to Cst. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.

The men were safely escorted out of the woods without injury.