Missing tourists found

the OPP

Over the weekend, Rainy River District OPP officers investigated the report of a missing grandfather and grandson from Wisconsin believed to be travelling in Rainy River District.
The pair was scheduled to rent a cabin in the Sapawe area to go fishing over a five-day period.
When the two failed to reach their intended destination, the cabin owner alerted family members.
As a result, concerned family members contacted the Barron County Sheriff Department, which, in turn, advised the OPP of the report and requested assistance in locating the pair.
The last known point of reference for police was a cellular signal in the Sapawe area.
Police began to conduct a search with the assistance of the North West Region Emergency Response Team, including helicopter air support.
As part of a missing person investigation, the OPP conducted an officer broadcast and had regional OPP units on the lookout for the vehicle.
At 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, Armstrong OPP officers located the vehicle and the pair fishing in the Black Sturgeon Lake area.
The two had changed their travel plans without consulting with family.
The OPP reminds everyone to consult with family members to give a detailed itinerary of travel plans prior to setting out.
If travel plans elect to change for any reason, ensure family members are consulted and aware of the changes.