After five days of combing British Columbia’s rugged back country on the ground and in the air, searchers were beginning to think the worst.
Lynne Carmody and Rick Moynan, from Ontario, went out for a day hike in Cathedral provincial park near Keremeos on June 22 and didn’t return.
Up to 50 trained search volunteers fanned out along the route they’d planned, to no avail.
“There is some really bad terrain there. We’ve seen people with multiple fatalities in that type of terrain and we were strongly thinking that might have been the case,” says Alan Hobler, a search manager from Kamloops Search and Rescue and one of the search managers involved in the rescue effort.
Then, on Sunday, the pair emerged on their own, hiking six hours through the timber in the direction they’d seen the helicopters fly.
“They had lots of mosquito bites and scratches and they’re dehydrated and hungry, but aside from that it sound like they’re doing well,” Hobler tells Yahoo Canada News.
The pair were veryRead More »from Ontario hikers’ ordeal in B.C. a reminder for others to be wilderness prepared