Several partner agencies worked together on July 11, 2020 to rescue a father and his 9-year-old son who found themselves stranded on Miquelon Lake, Camrose, Alta.
At 7:40 p.m. Camrose RCMP received a call for assistance for missing swimmers at Miquelon Lake. A father and son were floating on an inflatable tube and had not been seen or heard from for hours. Neither had a cell phone and family members were alarmed.
Camrose County Fire, Police Dog Service and RCMP Air Services were contacted to assist. Two boats were on scene but had difficulty due to low water levels. With the assistance of EPS Air 1 the two subjects were located around 11:00 p.m.
They were approximately two miles across the lake, stranded along the shore line. They were disoriented, and had lost their paddle, so they waited for assistance. Both were uninjured and returned safely to the Miquelon Park via EPS Air 1.
Wetaskiwin/Camrose RCMP, EPS Air 1,Camrose County Fire Services, Miquelon Lake Park staff and volunteers all participated in the successful outcome of this incident. The RCMP thanks all partner agencies for stepping up to assist. This situation may have had a more problematic outcome for the stranded subjects had they not been located so quickly.
-Submitted by Wetaskiwin RCMP