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Frostbitten trapper rescued

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Web Posted: 1/24/2006 5:55:40 PM

A Red lake area trapper owes a vote of thanks to an MNR conservation officer after becoming stranded in the bush.

The CO was on routine patrol on a remote lake north of Red Lake on Sunday, when he noticed a set of snowmachine tracks and some abandoned equipment on the lake. He followed the tracks, and finally came across the trapper, whose own snowmachine had become bogged down in slush. The CO helped the trapper free his machine and get on his way again.

The man was suffering from a mild case of hypothermia and frostbite to his face because of his ordeal. The MNR says snowmobilers should be aware of ice conditions and travel in pairs when those conditions are poor.

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