Local Kayaker Found Safe at Indian Point
On Thanksgiving Monday Wally, a local kayaker, undertook a late afternoon paddle across the Ottawa River to climb Mount Martin. Unfortunately, on the way back down he took a wrong turn and, due to falling darkness, was forced to spend a cold and uncomfortable night in the Quebec bush. The next morning, he made his way to the shore of the river somewhat upstream of Indian Point. On the way back to his kayak, he encountered a group of his friends and neighbours who were awaiting the arrival of the Quebec Provincial Police to begin a search. He was cold and somewhat chastened, but otherwise fine.
It was a cold misty morning. -2C overnight. Wally was missing.
Many friends and neighbours gathered at Indian point.
"What's the big fuss about? So, I took a slightly more complicated route than I'd planned, but I made it back without assistance."
The Quebec Provincial Police Officer arrives (with some able local assistants).
Environmental Technologies Branch from Chalk River Labs was ready to assist.
Heading home, safe and sound. That's Wally, hunkered down in the middle -- third from the right.