On Tuesday June 28, 2016 at approximately 5:00 pm members of the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) U.S Coast Guards, Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) were called to assist in locating a 65 year old male in the Gargantua Bay area.
The male was one of two kayakers.
The weather at the time was not favourable. The male was located a short time later by MNR aircraft along the shore of Lake Superior in the Gargantua Bay. The male was in good health. He was wearing his Personal Floatation jacket. Police believe that the life jacket played a major role in keeping this male safe and potentially saving his life.