Shoeless and Canoe Less in the Quetico

A portion of the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario is closed because there is a man out there without shoes and without a canoe. Authorities aren’t giving us much information but they are looking for him and they want to be the ones who find him, hence the reason for closing an area near Ely, Minnesota.

He is a 26-year old named Aaron King and they are calling him an “Extreme Survivalist.” He had been spending time in Ely, Minnesota.  Here’s an article with more information about the story.

FROM/DE:  Rainy River District Detachment              DATE:  July 29, 2015


(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On July 24, 2015 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a member of the public concerned for the wellbeing of a male he encountered in the Brent Lake area of Quetico Provincial Park.

Police have identified the male as Aaron Nathaniel KING of no fixed address. King was last seen on July 27, 2015 in the Brent Lake area.

KING is described as Caucasian, 26 years old, 5’10”, 160 lbs;
He has light brown hair and a scruffy beard;
He is believed to be wearing a green long sleeve shirt, olive colored pants and shoes.

OPP Rainy River District District Detachment request that any member of the public with information concerning Aaron KING or his whereabouts is urged to contact the Provincial Communication Centre at 1-807-683-42001-807-683-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Contact: Constable Guy Beaudry
Telephone-807 274-7777

By the authority of Section 8  (1)  (c) of Ontario Regulation 347/07 made under
the  Provincial  Parks  and  Conservation  Reserves  Act,  2006,  the  lakes  listed
below are closed to the public.
  Brent Lake
  Darkwater Lake (also known as Darky Lake)
  Darkwater River between Brent and Darkwater Lakes
  William Lake
  Conmee Lake
  Suzannette Lake
  McIntyre Lake
  Scarlett Lake
  Cone Lake
  Un-named lakes south of Brent Lake en route to McIntyre Lake
Travel on these lakes and camping/occupying land on the shores of these lakes
is prohibited.
A person of concern has been spotted in the areas of Brent Lake and Crooked
Lake  in  Quetico  Provincial  Park.   This  person  is  male,  Caucasian,  with
scraggly red-blonde hair and a beard.   He may not be wearing shoes and is
believed to not have a canoe.   If visitors see a man matching this description,
please stay clear and do not engage him.   Visitors should note the time and
location of their sighting and report it to the Ontario Provincial Police at 1 -807-683-4200 and to a Park Staff Member.


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