Rescued Chesterfield Inlet man found refuge in 2 cabins
Search and rescue coordinator says man's snowmobile ran out of gas
The woman who led the search for a 23-year-old man from Chesterfield Inlet who went missing on the weekend — but was ultimately found safe yesterday — says the man is in good condition, with no signs of frostbite.
The search and rescue coordinator, Amie Aggark, filled in other details of what happened to Trevor Autut during his ill-fated trip to Rankin Inlet to participate in a hockey tournament.
Aggark, who coordinated the search from Chesterfield Inlet, says Autut's snowmobile ran out of gas some time during the trip. She says Autut then saw a cabin in the distance and made his way there.
Two days later, after a storm cleared and he could see for a distance, Autut saw another cabin and entered it.
One of the two cabins — it's unclear which — was equipped with everything from a sleeping bag to a Coleman stove and food.
Aggark says searchers from Rankin Inlet tracked Autut down by following his footprints to the second cabin.
Autut did not have a satellite phone with him, though after being rescued, Aggark says Autut contacted his mother "right away."
As for Autut's snowmobile: Aggark says it will be recovered "as soon as is everyone settled down and relaxed and rested."