Lac du Bonnet respond to hikers in distress

July 29, 2020
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

News release


hikers and helicopter

On July 25, 2020, at approximately 8:10 pm, RCMP responded to a report of hikers that were in distress on the Mantario Trail, in Whiteshell Provincial Park.

Three hikers had set out on the evening of July 24 and had planned to finish the hike on July 27, however they began to experience signs of severe heat stroke and called for assistance on the evening of July 25.

Stars attended the area, however due to nightfall and not having a landing zone in the area, were unable to assist.

RCMP were able to remain in contact with the hikers via cellphone during the night.

On July 26, Lac du Bonnet RCMP chartered a helicopter and located all three adult male hikers on the northern tip of Mantario Lake, on the trail. They were transported from the scene to Lac du Bonnet, where they were treated by emergency medical services. Two males were treated and released and one male was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Contact information

Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |

File number: 20201036368

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