MinneCulture | When Danger Strikes in the Boundary Waters

Every year, canoeists in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness need to be rescued from a dangerous situation. In modern times, the call for help can come from a cell phone, a satellite phone, or an emergency beacon like a Garmin inReach. It wasn’t always this easy to help people who recreate across the canoe-country wilderness.

In this report from KFAI producer Joe Friedrichs, we learn about the history of search and rescue operations inside the most visited wilderness area in the nation, the Boundary Waters.

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