Missing Canoeist In Quetico Located Safely

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QUETICO – The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person complaint in Quetico Provincial Park. Shortly after 5:30 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2019, officers responded to the complaint of a missing canoeist on the interior of Quetico Provincial Park.

The missing male failed to meet at a scheduled rendezvous point and was two days overdue when the complainant reported him missing.

A joint investigation was conducted with members of the Northwest Region (NWR) Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), and Ontario Parks. OPP aviation services were also engaged and a search for the male was conducted.

The male met up with his canoeing partner at the planned rendezvous on July 14, 2019, at approximately 10:30 am. He was in good health and had a plan to return to his vehicle at Nym Lake on July 16, 2019. OPP and Ontario Parks resources cleared following confirmation he was in good health.