Winds blow more than 1,000 people into Canada during float down near Port Huron

Posted at 3:32 PM, Aug 22, 2016

More than 1,000 participants in the Float Down near Port Huron ended up in Canada on Sunday afternoon after strong winds blew them across the border, according to The Times Herald.

Sarnia Police told The Times Herald that between 1,200 and 1,500 people landed across the border. Police did not process them, but instead left that for U.S. officials, according to the paper.

The Times Herald reports that it took 19 Sarnia bus loads and almost six hours to get everyone back to the United States.

There were no missing floaters, and only minor scrapes and bruises for some people, according to the paper.