“I’m really sorry for them… They saved our lives.”

APTN National News
Lester Aqqiaruq is 17 years old, and glad to be alive after being stranded outside the Nunavut community of Igloolik.

But it wasn’t all good news. One of the rescue workers sent from CFB Trenton died while attempting to save Aqqiaruq and his father.

APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll tells the story.

Online Producer / Ottawa

Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

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