August 28, 2014 7:35 am

Woman survives 8 days in wilderness after deadly canoe accident

A woman has been rescued after surviving eight days in the wilderness after her husband was killed in a canoeing accident in northern Saskatchewan.

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PINEHOUSE LAKE, Sask. – A woman has been rescued after surviving eight days in the wilderness after her husband was killed in a canoeing accident in northern Saskatchewan.

The woman was found after a float plane pilot spotted an overturned canoe on Kinosaskaw Lake, near a set of rapids called Needle Falls.

The pilot also saw a body and called the Mounties in Pinehouse.

Officers who flew in on a chartered plane found the body of a 66-year-old man who had been reported missing by his son eight days earlier.

Searchers also found the dead man’s 62-year-old wife on the shoreline, where she had a fire burning and was waving at the aircraft.

The woman was taken to hospital in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, but had no injuries.

The couple is from Prince Albert, but police are not releasing their names.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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