A dog who went missing along with two Dutch skiers in the Arctic has been found alive and well.
The trio, which included skiers Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo, were undertaking a two-month scientific research trip in Nunavut, investigating the thickness of ice, when they disappeared. Despite an extensive RCMP search effort, the men are sadly still missing, and presumed to have drowned.
However, the dog ‘Kimnik’, who had been carrying their sled and equipment, was located during the search and rescued via helicopter.
Tabitha Mullin, a local wildlife ranger who owns Kimnik, was thrilled to have him back. She said:
“I was surprised at how good of shape he’s in after four days of not eating.”
Kimnik is expected to make a full recovery.
The rest of the Cold Facts team have since spoken of their grief of losing two esteemed colleagues, who gave their lives for addressing climate change issues.