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Coast guard rescues canoeists

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The Canadian Coast Guard rescued two canoeists Sunday afternoon who were blocked by ice on Lake Winnipeg.

The canoeists, 19 and 21-year-old men, were on the lake near Grindstone Provincial Park. When they failed to return, RCMP and the coast guard were alerted at about 4:30 p.m.

Windy conditions caused ice on Lake Winnipeg to move and block access to the shore. The coast guard was able to manoeuvre through the ice and rescue the canoers. No injuries were sustained.

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Updated on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:44 PM CDT: spelling error corrected

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