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Treats, No Tricks for Young Hunter

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 @ 5:55 AM
Carter Abrams, dog LeRoy  enjoy generosity of Quesnel RCMP  and Search and Rescue

Carter Abrams, dog LeRoy had special Halloween at Quesnel RCMP detachment-photo courtesy Quesnel RCMP

Quesnel, B.C. – Ten year old Carter Abrams’ hunting trip with his step father  didn’t turn out the way  the pair had wanted.

Glen Brooker’s vehicle got stuck, and the two became the subject of a search and rescue operation when they failed to return  from what was supposed to be a one day  hunting trip.

While searchers covered the ground, the good folks at Dunkley Lumber put their  helicopter in the  air to locate  Brooker and  the boy.  The flight was successful,  and after three nights and four days in the bush  the  two,  along with their dog LeRoy, were rescued.

But the stay in the bush, meant Carter missed out on Halloween.

The Quesnel RCMP  jumped into action ,  again. “After learning that Carter and Glen had been located, the first instinct of the RCMP members and rescue staff involved was to ask about their physical and mental wellbeing.  When it was learned they were tired from their 40 kilometer walk but were in good physical condition, Quesnel RCMP members went out and purchased several boxes of treats to ensure Carter got to experience Halloween, even  if it was  late” says Sgt. Chris Riddle of the Quesnel RCMP.

Carter,  wearing his Halloween costume was invited to tour the Quesnel Detachment where  he  went from office to office  and received several treats and  gifts purchase by RCMP  staff, police officers and Search and Rescue volunteers.  He left with a  backpack full of treats and a smile from ear to ear.

Carter’s step-father, Glen, and his mother, Jacquie, were very moved by the gesture and wanted to thank all involved with the search efforts which included Dunkley Lumber for mobilizing their helicopter and locating the pair, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George and Vanderhoof Search and Rescue units for assisting Quesnel RCMP members in the search and to all those who volunteered their time and efforts to ensure Carter, Glen and LeRoy were found in a timely manner.


VERY nice a positive memory for a young man, maybe a future RCMP who knows!

Aww, shucks, that is cool! Well done!

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