Stranded tourists found safe on Fish Lake Road

Whitehorse police found two stranded tourists last week after they took a wrong turn on Fish Lake Road.

Whitehorse police found two stranded tourists last week after they took a wrong turn on Fish Lake Road.

The OnStar Corporation contacted police at 1:00 a.m. on Dec. 31 after receiving a distress call from the tourists, who were in a 2015 Chevy Cruise vehicle.

The company, which provides in-vehicle communication services to subscribers, provided GPS coordinates to the police.

The tourists, believed to be from Japan, were found about three kilometres down a snowmobile trail, the lower portion of the Loop Trail.

They were unharmed and taken back to their hotel, according to an RCMP news release.

Yukon RCMP receive two or three OnStar calls per month, said Cpl. Natasha Dunmall.

Police didn’t know whether the tourists had been led down the trail by following a GPS system, Dunmall added.

The vehicle was unable to be moved and blocked most of the trail. Police warned users of the Fish Lake snowmobile trail to be alert until the vehicle could be moved.

Contact Myles Dolphin at

myles@yukon-news.com

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