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Kamloops Search and Rescue: Person stranded near Ross Moore Lake in medical distress

April 18, 2016 - 9:59 AM

KAMLOOPS - Search and rescue members are heading out to rescue three people who got stuck in the snow while out for a 4x4 ride south of Kamloops this morning.

Three people were camping in the Ross Moore Lake area when they decided to go for a 4x4 ride and got stuck in snow in an isolated location, Kamloops Search and Rescue Search Manager Alan Hobler says.

“One person is having a medical issue right now, so it’s important to get him out,” Hobler says.

Hobler notes the party is stuck in snow and did not bring anything, including food or water, with them.

The men had to spend the night in their truck, according to an RCMP media release. They were still unable to get out this morning and RCMP received the call for help around 7:50 a.m. today, April 18, and search and rescue was called out a short time later.

An RCMP helicopter was able to locate the group but was unable to land because of the terrain. Seven volunteers were heading to the search area, which is south of Kamloops and east of Lac le Jeune, this morning. They are using UTVs and ATVs to access the area, though Hobler says it will still be tricky to get to the stranded party because of the snow.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says it appears none of the men are injured and notes they have been within cell phone range the entire time.

— This story was updated at 2:59 p.m., April 18, 2016, with additional details from RCMP.

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