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GSH Rescues Stranded Hunters

Late afternoon on Friday June 12th,  GSH Operations received a call from the Department of Emergency Services Nunavut asking us to assist in picking up two hunters that were stranded on the ice.

The two hunters had been out with snow machines while the ice melted a bit too quickly and were not able to get back, so they called in for airlift.

We worked with our client  to release a Bell 206L3 out of Doris Camp which was the nearest aircraft.  GSH launched to Cambridge Bay for fuel and kegs as the L3 range was not ideal to go the 134 nautical miles one way to locate the hunters.

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The hunters were found and brought back to Cambridge Bay.  Almost the whole family was on hand to greet the hunters upon return.

The families were very happy with GSH coming to the rescue.

Thank you to the pilot, Zach Dippo for his prompt response and to the Hope Bay logistics team to make this all happen.