Man rescued from BWCA after activating an SOS device

The SLC Rescue Squad was able to evacuate a canoer who had gotten cold and wet on Saturday in the BWCA. The SLC Rescue Squad was able to evacuate a canoer who had gotten cold and wet on Saturday in the BWCA. |  Photo: St. Louis County Rescue Squad

Updated: October 19, 2020 11:09 AM

A good reminder to travel with an SOS device if you're out in the wilderness.

On Saturday, the St. Louis County sheriff's office received a call from an Ely area outfitter. The outfitter had received an SOS activation from one of its clients. The message said, "Help Wet Cold."

The SLC rescue squad and DNR worked together to find the 34-year-old man, who had been canoeing alone into the Nina-Moose Lake off of the Echo Trail.

He was found wet and cold near his last location, and was treated for exposure before being evacuated out of the area.

The Sheriff's office would like to remind all who venture into the BWCA to prepare for all condtions, do not take any unncessary risks, leave an itinerary of your travel plan, and travel with a GPS or SOS device if possible, in case of emergency.

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