Monday, June 04, 2007

Campers evacuated

Stranded campers and cottagers were evacuated yesterday from a portion of Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, that is now isolated after the only access road washed out.

With some of their belongings in tow, a number of people gathered at Tulabi Falls campground and boarded boats -- captained by Manitoba Conservation officers and park staff -- that ferried them across Bird Lake to a road out.

"There's absolutely no other way out of there," said Ken Ulrich, Manitoba Conservation's supervisor of the district.

Ulrich said about 100 people -- representing 30 campers and up to 60 cottagers -- had been stranded since early Saturday morning when part of Highway 315 collapsed and washed away in Booster Creek, which swelled following extreme rainfall last week.
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