For one family who found themselves stranded in the Scottish Highlands recently, life became like something out of a movie -- a Harry Potter movie. 

Jon and Helen Cluett and their four young children were staying in a small cottage in the remote boggy region of Lochabar when they woke up one morning to find their canoe had been washed away in the swollen river, the Telegraph reports. 

Though the family had canoed to the spot for their vacation, they faced a three-mile walk over difficult terrain with young children to get back to their car. "In the end I decided the only option was to phone the police and mountain rescue, ask if they have any local knowledge that could help us out," Mr. Cluett says.

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