"Notably, while conducting training, a CC-138 Twin Otter [airplane] crew rescued two hunters who were stranded near Hall Beach," the release stated. "This initiated an actual ground search and rescue effort by RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] and local groups, supported by 440 Transport Squadron crew members, for a third missing hunter."
The third hunter was eventually located and rescued, the release explained.
The Canadian military frequently conducts exercises in the High Arctic to practice responses to extreme situations in remote locations.
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