Cat Lake Canadian Rangers First Rescue a Success – NetNewsLedger

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019138 Views

April 25, 2019

CAT LAKE FN – The rescue of a stranded family party of eight whose snowmobiles went through lake ice is “proof that the rescue system works,” according to the Canadian Army officer commanding the Canadian Rangers in the Far North of Ontario.

A Ranger rescue party from Cat Lake First Nation reached the stranded eight as a Royal Canadian Air Force search aircraft circled overhead dropping flares and with a search and rescue technician ready to parachute down to provide help.

“Cat Lake are a brand new Ranger patrol,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Richardson. “That’s absolutely awesome. That RCAF Hercules search aircraft and the Ranger patrol reaching the stranded party is a great example of the support the Rangers receive from the Canadian Armed Forces. The Rangers really are an indispensable community asset.”

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