Updated: Łutselkʼe RCMP say missing boater found

File photo of Great Slave Lake. (file photo courtesy of RCMP)

Police in Łutselkʼe say 74-year-old Edward Prince has been found safe.

According to a news release, Prince left for a cabin about 70 kilometres near Basille Bay west of the community and was expected back on Aug. 23.

Community members, Yellowknife search and rescue, and the Coast Guard all participated in the search.

Police say he was found the morning of Aug. 25 on an island about 45 minutes from the community.

“Aside from being hungry and cold, he was in good health and is now returning,” reads a news release.

RCMP is reminding community members looking to travel on the land to share travel plans with others and bring a reliable mode of communication in the event of an emergency.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com