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2014-01-20 at 11:00AM

Hikers rescued by police at Cascade Conservation Area

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

Two lost teenaged hikers and their dog were rescued Sunday by Thunder Bay Police at the Cascade Conservation Area.

Police say the 17-year-olds went for a hike on the park’s trail system at about 1 p.m., found themselves unable to navigate their way out and called home for assistance. Officers received the call at about 4:15 p.m. and were dispatched on snowmobiles to begin the search.

The hikers were located on the trails near the Shuniah Mine about an hour later. Both the hikers and the dog were cold and possibly suffering from frostbite.

Police issued advice to people heading out for hikes to adequately dress for the weather and stay on a trail system they are familiar with.

“Given our recent cold temperature, this situation could have had a less favourable outcome,” said police spokeswoman Julie Tilbury.

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