Overdue travellers near MacKay Lake ‘safe and sound:’ RCMP

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Overdue travellers in the MacKay Lake area are safe and sound following a search and rescue effort, say RCMP.

On Tuesday evening, Yellowknife RCMP announced that a group of travellers had been lost near the Mackay Lake area, which is about 250 km northeast of Yellowknife.

A search and rescue operation was launched in an effort to locate “one or more parties” believed to be near the lake. A helicopter was also used to help in the search.

The travellers were located “without harm,” according to a news release issued by Mounties Wednesday morning.

Updates to follow.