Two canoeists were rescued on Leech Lake Monday after their canoe capsized.
A mother and her adult son left a Pine Point area resort in a canoe around 8:30 on Monday morning. When they didn’t return, deputies and resort staff immediately began searching Leech Lake. Just after 7 p.m., searchers found a canoe and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter spotted the pair in a very remote wooded area. The two capsized but were able to float with the canoe for several hours, eventually ending up on shore. The two were treated for minor injuries at the resort.