Kitimat’s Search and Rescue (KSAR) came to the aid of a pair of fishermen who had become stranded up the Gilttoyees River on April 29.
That river is about 55 kilometres down the Douglas Channel.
The fishermen’s boat had broken down and they initiated a Spot Receiver which emits a distress call. With poor weather and limited details on the boaters’ condition two members of KSAR together with White River Helicopters flew to the river and found the boaters at around 7:45 p.m. Both were in good condition, but wet and cold, and were brought back to Kitimat.
KSAR was also assisted by the Kitimat RCMP in their marine vessel, and the Kitimat Marine Rescue Society also responded with five members in their Snowflake Responder.