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Coast guard saves 3 hunters in Lord Mayor Bay

The coast guard has rescued three hunters forced to wait out fierce tides in the Lord Mayor Bay area of the eastern Boothia Peninsula since Sunday.

Trio stranded by 'wicked' tides

The coast guard has rescued three hunters forced to wait out fierce tides in the Lord Mayor Bay area of the eastern Boothia Peninsula since Sunday.

Two men and a woman, all in their 20s, were found after being spotted around 3 p.m. Wednesday by a helicopter from the coast guard ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

"They were better than alive and well," said Chris Armour, maritime co-ordinator at the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont.

"They were just hunting, and a Canadian coast guard helicopter found them. They were camping, they just had to wait out the tide. Tides are wicked out there."

The three had left to go hunting on Aug. 9 and were due back on Sunday, but their satellite phones didn't work due to interference with mountains in the area. The search-and-rescue call went out on Wednesday and they were quickly located.