Canoeists Rescued on St. Croix

8/6/11 – The Burnett County Sheriff’s Department rescued a group of young female canoeists who were stranded on the banks of the St. Croix River this week. They were stuck when some of their canoes were swamped by high water. The call for aid came in a little before 9 Thursday night. A hovercraft and boats were used to complete the rescue, which took a good portion of the night. The 14 teenagers and young adults were accompanied by two counselors. They were in a remote wilderness area which can only be reached by river travel. One canoeist was treated for what appeared to be exposure. The group was then returned to Camp St. Croix.