February 23, 2015 - 11:21 AM
ENDERBY – An inebriated 20-year-old man is lucky he didn’t freeze to death after getting lost in the Enderby area.
Police were called to the home on Highway 97A around 4 a.m., Friday, Feb. 20 about a dispute between two men who had been drinking and using drugs.
One of the men left the house located on a large rural property and RCMP say they were concerned for his safety because it was below zero and there is a creek running through the area.
RCMP say a police dog team was called in and two hours later the missing man was found conscious under a tree and was able to walk out with his rescuers.
He was taken to hospital in Salmon Arm to be checked for hypothermia and intoxication, according to North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.
Molendyk says no charges have been laid, but adds the man is fortunate given the below zero temperature at the time and his intoxication.
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