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adam
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06/08/2024 10:07AM  
Search and rescue on Saganagons started June 6th that has necessitated closing the eastern portion of Saganagons Lake in Quetico Provincial Park is closed while Ontario Provincial Police search for a missing canoeist.

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06/08/2024 12:36PM  
Hope they are found quickly
 
06/08/2024 01:12PM  
"a canoe capsized with six people on board"

Huh?!?

That can't be right, can it?
 
billconner
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06/08/2024 01:39PM  
sns: ""a canoe capsized with six people on board"


Huh?!?


That can't be right, can it?"


I saw a 12 person canoe in the Q once. What a chore to portage.
 
06/08/2024 01:49PM  
Yea, usually those bigger canoes in the Q are youth groups. I’ve run into them a few times as well.

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06/09/2024 10:18AM  
sns: ""a canoe capsized with six people on board"


Huh?!?


That can't be right, can it?"


It doesn't seem right, does it? Especially if they were fishing. Likely more to this story.

Maybe they indeed had a large canoe. But as mentioned earlier, apart from the Quetico youth groups, these sorts of vessels are extremely rare in Quetico. And the missing fellow is too old to be a youth. Plus, he's American. Doesn't fit the profile.

Who knows? It could have been two canoes of three and the media statement is wrong. Not much info has been released so we can only speculate.
 
06/10/2024 06:10AM  
Two boats carrying four people turned over and one person was not found. It was a group of six and two of them were in camp. They were from Indiana. I heard it on the radio and got a report from someone who saw them afterward.
 
06/10/2024 12:07PM  
Not good. It's been a rough year - too many canoeists in distress.

Any idea if the missing was wearing a PFD?
 
06/10/2024 03:25PM  
Canadian TV reports that they have recovered the body of the young man and he was not wearing a pfd, although others in his party were.
 
analyzer
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06/10/2024 06:47PM  
My heart just aches for these families.
 
06/11/2024 08:40AM  
unshavenman: "Canadian TV reports that they have recovered the body of the young man and he was not wearing a pfd, although others in his party were."


I sure wish the reports would include critical information like this. Not to "blame" anyone but to help educate and prevent more tragedies!!
 
clambdin
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06/11/2024 01:22PM  
So sad. Prayers for the family.
 
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