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Penticton police ping cell phone and use loud hailer to find man lost in bush

Police had some difficulty locating a man who reported himself lost on Mt. Christie, east of Skaha Lake, on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
August 03, 2016 - 6:30 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP responded to a call for help from a man lost on a nearby mountain on the weekend.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the man called 911 around 9 p.m.,Saturday, July 30, saying he was lost near Christie Mountain, high up the east side of Skaha Lake, after getting his truck stuck.

The man said he’d since become lost, adding he started a fire, which got out of control because of some strong winds. He told police he had advised B.C. Wildfire Service, but noted the fire was dying down.

RCMP found the man’s general location by pinging his cell phone. He was located quite a distance from where he had thought he was just after midnight, after several hours of calling out to him on a loud hailer.

Wrigglesworth says officers delivered the man safely home, albeit with a stern warning.

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