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Saskatchewan teens rescued from remote island

11/10/2014 06:15 EST | Updated 01/10/2015 05:59 EST
Five missing teenagers have been found on an island in Reindeer Lake in northern Saskatchewan. 

The teens were located by a search plane Monday around 12:50 p.m. CST on the shore of Malcolm Island. They were then taken by a rescue boat to the other side of the island, where planes can land on an airstrip.

All five teens, four boys and a girl, were taken to the community of Southend, Sask. by plane. 

Two trips were needed. The first carried three of the teenagers and the second the other two.

One of the boys rescued said they went on a hunting trip Tuesday when one of their two boats started to sink. They were then forced onto the island, where they became stranded. 

They will receive medical treatment at the Arthur Morin Memorial Health Center in Southend as a precaution. RCMP report all appear to be in good health.

There is almost no cellphone coverage on much of Reindeer Lake, where the teens were found. 

Malcolm Island is roughly one to two hours away from the shores of Southend, Sask. It's located 10 kilometres south of the northern community of Kinoosao. 

On Thursday, a major search involving planes and boats and people on foot began around Reindeer Lake, about 500 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

The search was hampered by poor weather, with temperatures well below zero and winds gusting to 40 km/h.

More to come 

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