We are all eager to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and do some of the activities we love, at a safe social distance of course. But with high temperatures barely hitting 60 degrees so far this season any type of activity on a bed of water is going to be risky and cold.

Thanks to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Rescue Squad Unit a handful of people were rescued the other day off the Cloquet River. According to Bring Me The News "a group of six adults and two children were split between three kayaks and a canoe when those in the canoe got into difficulty near the intersection of Hwys. 33 and 53."

Apparently halfway into the trip the people in the canoe hit a rock and the canoe filled with water and capsized. Thankfully the people in the canoe were able to make it to shore safely, but were basically stuck where they were because there was no room for them in the kayaks.

One of the people called 911 and the St. Louis County Rescue Squad was dispatched to help. They were able to recuse all five members that were in the canoe and the other three members of the party made it safely down the river in the kayaks.

The St. Louis County Sheriff said to Bring Me The News "This is another example of the dedicated volunteers of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Rescue Squad using their knowledge and equipment to assist people who run into trouble while out on our waterways and woodland."

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