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Missing Labrador snowmobiler located


A missing snowmobiler in Labrador was found safe this morning.

Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, the RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay was advised of a snowmobiler who had left Goose Bay around noon to travel to Rigolet but had not yet arrived. 
The trip to Rigolet normally takes about six hours on a snow machine. 
Members of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Rigolet Ground Search & Rescue Team (GSAR) searched the area from Goose Bay to Rigolet all night.  Around 8:20 a.m. this morning, the 45-year-old Goose Bay man was located safe and sound at a cabin in the area known as Mulligans,  about 72 km northeast of Goose Bay.
Although the man was prepared for winter travel, he had experienced mechanical problems with his snowmobile and was forced to abandon his trip and take shelter in a cabin until he was rescued.
The RCMP said in a news release it would like to thank the efforts of the search and rescue teams.
It is also reminding the public that if you are travel this time of year to take certain precautions before you head out on the land.  "Conduct a mechanical inspection of your snow machine to ensure it is running properly, take extra gear including warm clothes, take a satellite phone or SPOT device and, where possible, travel with another person and snow machine or in a group."

Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, the RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay was advised of a snowmobiler who had left Goose Bay around noon to travel to Rigolet but had not yet arrived. 
The trip to Rigolet normally takes about six hours on a snow machine. 
Members of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Rigolet Ground Search & Rescue Team (GSAR) searched the area from Goose Bay to Rigolet all night.  Around 8:20 a.m. this morning, the 45-year-old Goose Bay man was located safe and sound at a cabin in the area known as Mulligans,  about 72 km northeast of Goose Bay.
Although the man was prepared for winter travel, he had experienced mechanical problems with his snowmobile and was forced to abandon his trip and take shelter in a cabin until he was rescued.
The RCMP said in a news release it would like to thank the efforts of the search and rescue teams.
It is also reminding the public that if you are travel this time of year to take certain precautions before you head out on the land.  "Conduct a mechanical inspection of your snow machine to ensure it is running properly, take extra gear including warm clothes, take a satellite phone or SPOT device and, where possible, travel with another person and snow machine or in a group."

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