PGSAR Locates Overdue Hikers
Prince George, B.C. – Call it a case of missed communication.
Two hikers who had headed off to explore Evanoff Provincial Park, became the subject of a search by Prince George Search and Rescue overnight.
The person who reported the pair missing had been advised the two were supposed to return last night. When they failed to show up, the call was made.
PG Search and Rescue got the call around 3 this morning, and located the pair safe and sound about 4 hours later.
A search Manager with PGSAR, Dale Bull, says the temperature dip overnight made locating the two as soon as possible a priority “We didn’t know if they were equipped and prepared to handle an overnight, but as it turns out they were fully prepared, and had planned on spending another night outdoors.”
While located, the two did not return with Search and Rescue, instead, opting to stick with their original plan to camp out one more night.
Bull says while this story has a very happy ending, it is an example of what hikers should be doing to ensure their trip plan is known by all:
- make sure someone knows where you plan to be and details of your trip, including your return time and date
- ensure that contact person knows what equipment you have with you and if you are planning to stay overnight
- make sure the contact person understands what to do should you miss your return date and time.