Canadian Rangers have completed a challenging search and rescue mission to save the life of an overdue trapper who fell through lake ice along with his snowmobile.
“It’s first time the Rangers have had to search for me,“ said the trapper, James Chapman, who is a retired Ranger sergeant. “It was a relief to see them.”
He went through the ice in an area about 50 kilometers south of Peawanuck, a small Cree community near the Hudson Bay coast. He was on his way to his trap line.