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UPDATE: Search for missing hikers in Similkameen

Image Credit: Penticton Search and Rescue
June 23, 2015 - 1:13 PM

PENTICTON - Efforts are increasing in a search to find two missing hikers.

Search and rescue teams are working with police in looking for two people who failed to return from a hike in the Similkameen yesterday.

Cpl. Dave Tyreman says Rick Moynan and Lynne Carmody, both believed to be in their 50s, left a lodge in the Cathedral Mountains area of the Similkameen Valley, southwest of Keremeos, around 10 a.m., June 22, for a hike, and failed to return by supper time.

RCMP along with search and rescue teams are searching by air, vehicle and foot.

The area is at 6,800 feet elevation and nighttime temperatures in the search area fell to 8 Celsius the first night, Tyreman says.

Lynne Carmody.
Lynne Carmody.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
Rick Moynan.
Rick Moynan.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 7:08 a.m, June 24, 2015, with the names and pictures of the missing hikers.

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