RCMP rescue stranded boaters
RCMP officers rescued six boaters earlier this week that had been stranded on an island in the middle of Gods Lake.
On July 23, 2012, at about 1am, while boating back to Gods Lake Narrows from Gods River, on-duty RCMP members observed trees on fire on an island in the middle of Gods Lake, about 40 kms north of Gods Lake Narrows. Officers also observed people flicking lighters on in the darkness on the shore of the island.
Officers approached the island and located six people, two adult males, two adult females as well as a 6-year-old boy and a 7 month old male infant. All six people were taken to Gods Lake Narrows where they made alternate arrangements to get to Gods River. No one was injured.
It was determined that the boaters ran out of fuel on their way to Gods River. The group was not prepared for an overnight stay and in a bid to draw attention, set some trees on fire.
Police say that the group was stranded on the island for about six hours.