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Woman is rescued after getting lost in Voyageurs National Park

The 64-year-old was in an area only accessible by boat.
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A woman had to be rescued after getting herself lost on a trip to the Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.

The 64-year-old woman called authorities around 3 p.m. on Saturday, after she left the Kettle Falls Hotel on foot and started following a snowmobile trail.

She lost her bearings in an area that's only accessible by boat near Namakan Lake, but fortunately the St. Louis County Rescue Team was able to obtain her cellphone GPS coordinates.

This identified her as being in the area of the Portage Trail between Namakan and Rainy lakes, as well as being near the Voyageur snowmobile trail.

It took 8 hours however for rescuers to reach the area by boat however, eventually making contact with the lost woman around 11 p.m.

She was uninjured and escorted back to the Kettle Falls Hotel.

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Voyageurs National Park, located to the east and southeast of International Falls, covers an area of 218,054 acres, more than a third of which is water.

The Kettle Falls Hotel is a remote retreat on the eastern edge of the park on Rainy Lake, near the Canadian border, which can only be reached by boat or float plane.

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