Hundreds of Michigan Tubers End Up as Refugees in Canada
Michigan's annual Port Huron Float Down didn't go as planned this year, as in hundreds of tubers ended up in Canadian refugee camps.
Poor weather including rain and high winds drove the floaters off course causing them to land in Canada. The Port Huron police department was flooded with calls regarding possible drownings and people landing on private property.
So many of the float participants found their way to Canada that officials had to set up a refugee camp. It took the Sarnia Police Service, Sarnia Fire Department, Lambton EMS, Ontario Provincial Police, Canada Customs and Border Agency, and Canada Coastguard to help relocate the American citizens back home.
Tricia Frost had this to say about a previous float, “Last year during the float down we drifted to Canada because we used a kiddie pool and couldn’t control it. But it’s fun because you meet a lot of people and seeing the bridge is amazing and it’s great to be with your friends and family.”
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