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2 teen hunters found safe after walking away from stuck ATV

Two teens from Naujaat, Nunavut, have been found safe after a hunting trip ended with their ATV getting stuck in mud.

Naujaat youth found themselves stranded while hunting caribou

Two teens from Naujaat, Nunavut, have been found safe after a hunting trip ended with their ATV getting stuck in mud.

"I'm feeling great that I'm home and feeling thankful that my partner was found today," says Luke Angotialuk.

Angotialuk and ​Albert Amautinaur ​travelled outside of Naujaat to hunt caribou on Monday night. Their ATV got stuck in mud and the two lost each other as they tried to walk home.​

Searchers found Angotialuk on Tuesday.

Amautinaur was found this afternoon about 6.5 kilometres away from Naujaat, says Clayton Croucher, the hamlet's interim senior administrative officer.  

​​"He's in good shape, but hungry," adds Croucher, "He was walking away from the community, going the wrong way," 

Naujaat changed its name from Repulse Bay on July 2.