Whatì and Behchoko RCMP locate group of overdue travellers safe and sound

August 28, 2019
Whati/Behchoko, Northwest Territories

News release

A group of 7 travellers from Behchoko en route to Whatì by boat were located safe and sound after being reported overdue.

At approximately 9:00 am, on Tuesday, August 27, Whatì RCMP received a call for service regarding a group of travellers who had left Behchoko in the afternoon of Monday, August 26.

The group was scheduled to arrive in Whatì Monday evening, but was reported overdue when they failed to reach their destination.

Whatì RCMP, with the assistance of Behchoko RCMP, deployed via helicopter to the Marian Lake area and began a search. At approximately 12:30 pm on Tuesday, August 27, they located the boat and all seven travellers, five men and two women.

The travellers were located safe and in good condition.

"We are thankful to our partners and the fact that we have found the boaters in good spirits and uninjured", states Sergeant Ken Beard, South District Advisory NCO.


Contact information

Julie Plourde
Media Relations Officer
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765-3712

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