A 44-year-old dad and his 12-year-old son were found safe yesterday morning after their family reported they’d gotten lost in Kejimikujik National Park Monday.

The two, from North Brookfield, Queens Co., had left for a fishing trip at 2:30 Monday afternoon. They were planning to paddle their homemade boat to Grafton Lake and be home by nightfall.

When they didn’t arrive home by 2:30 a.m., their family called the RCMP. A 27-member search team made up of RCMP, Parks Canada staff and volunteer search-and-rescue squads from Queens and Annapolis counties searched the park at daybreak.


Crew aboard a Natural Resources helicopter spotted them at 9:45 a.m. yesterday. They’d gotten lost not far from their destination.

“When you’re nervous in the woods, the key thing is to keep your head about you, and that’s what they did,” Parks Canada spokesman Jonathan Sheppard said.