1,500 Americans Accidentally Float to Canada – Whoops!


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Source: Mark R. Rummel/Times Herald/AP

About 1,500 Americans found themselves in a different country without proper identification, or clothes for that matter.

Americans were participating in the annual “Port Huron Float Down” where participants and party-goers gather on inflatable rafts for a 7.5 mile ride down the St. Clair River, which divides Michigan from Ontario, Canada.
Source: Reuters

When unexpected high winds took the rafts into international waters headed toward Canada, there wasn’t much they could do but hold onto their floats.

After the rafts drifted onto the shoreline in Sarnia, Ontario, the bikini-clad participants were escorted back to America via bus lines.

Staff Sgt. Scott of the Sarnia Police Department told the Times Herald, “It was a bit of a nightmare, but we got through it,” he said. “There were long waits and long lines. They were cold and wet, but they all made it home.”


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