Boyle, Alberta – At 3:45pm on October 10, 2016 a 911 call was received from a group of three individuals who were stranded in a wooded area east of Boyle. The trio had been driving their 4×4 vehicle in a remote area of Crown land in the area of Amisk Lake when their vehicle became submerged in marshland. Having safely exited the vehicle the group began to walk to find a way back to a populated area. When the group became disoriented they called 911.
The Boyle RCMP, Fire Department and EMS attended to try to locate the group. At 8:45pm the group was safely evacuated from the area by the Boyle Fire Department and treated for exposure.
Weather at the time was approximately zero degrees with light flurries and freezing rain.
This incident is a reminder that outdoor adventurers should be equipped with sufficient equipment and supplies in the event of an emergency. This includes (but not limited to) warm clothes, fire starters, food and a fully charged active cell phone.