Posted: Apr 27, 2013 8:38 PM by MTN News
EUREKA - Three people are tired and cold, but safe, after their boat broke down on Lake Koocanusa along the Canadian border in northwest Montana.
U.S. Border Patrol Customs and Border Protection agents found the trio on a remote part of the lake.
Their small boat had broken down several miles from their original launching point.
Customs officials say that all three Canadian citizens were suffering from exposure because of the bad weather and exhaustion.
Agents patrolling the lake spotted the trio and coordinated the rescue using "specialized riverine patrol watercraft," according to a news release.
The boat was eventually towed safely to the Rexford, Montana, boat launch.
(photo courtesy U.S. Customs)