Three Rivers Lodge
As some of you may have heard already, a tragedy has fallen on us here at Three Rivers Lodge. On July 14th, the chartered plane carrying our beloved pilot, 2 wonderful guides, and 4 of our dear guests lost contact with the lodge. After initiating emergency procedures, it was confirmed by authorities that the plane had gone down in the wilderness. The Canadian authorities are still in the process of recovery and investigation. It is simply unthinkable that these dear friends are never coming home.
For all those of you who are past guests of Three Rivers Lodge, you will know that our tight-knit community of guides, staff, and guests really are a family, one that is welcoming and will do just about anything to make sure your time here is as comfortable and safe as possible. We have set the standard for safety and preparedness with communication tools and policies that are far beyond the industry standard. Unfortunately, this way of life is not without the inherent risks that come with the operation of a remote wilderness camp.
After understandable waves of disbelief, tears and sadness, we met together as a staff and decided that for the emotional good of us all, for the expectations of our future guests and for the health of our TRL family, that we should continue our season here in Labrador. We will resume operations on July 26, 2019, the beginning of our sixth guest week.
Here at the lodge, our staff and guides want to thank everyone who has reached out in support. It means the world to us to hear from folks near and far. The out crying of love and respect for our staff have touched our hearts knowing that they were the best of men - professional in service, kind in manner - and they will never be forgotten.
The loss of our friends and our guests is profound. We can never understand why such tragedies happen and why they happen to such precious souls. Our deep grief is lightened only by the knowledge that in their lives, these were seven men among men, who touched so many with their friendship, their love, their spirit of adventure and deep passion for the outdoors.
With a great depth of sorrow and love to the families of these men,
Robin Reeve, on behalf of the TRL family.
We will post updates as they become available to us from authorities. What we can tell you now is that the RCMP has confirmed that there is an active search of the area and there is a dive team deployed. As of 7/26/19 they have not recovered the missing plane. They are scheduled to continue search efforts and we hope that the weather is favorable for their endeavors.