Jet-skiers Rescued from Northwest Passage

Ice in the Northwest Passage © marinebugs

A reality television crew was rescued from the Arctic waters of the Northwest Passage while attempting to circumnavigate the globe on jet skis.

The adventurers were picked up by the Canadian Coast Guard ship Sir Wilfred Laurier after calling for a rescue. The team were surprised to encounter ice in the passage and found that cold and ice had descended upon their camp while they slept.

The unanticipated conditions, combined with a polar bear ripping apart one of their tents, led to the decision by the Dangerous Waters team to call for an evacuation and abort their mission to reach England on their personal watercraft via the Arctic.

Find out more about this in The National Post

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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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