Treats, No Tricks for Young Hunter
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.