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UPDATE: Teenager found in wilderness north of Clearwater

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June 16, 2016 - 4:17 PM

UPDATE: 9:48 A.M., JUNE 17, 2016

Kamloops Search and Rescue manager Alan Hobler says the teenager was found safe and sound last night in the woods near Avola.

4:01 p.m., JUNE 16, 2016

KAMLOOPS - A teenaged girl is missing in the bush north of Clearwater and additional search and rescue teams are being called in to help with the search.

The teenager, who is 15- or 16-years-old, has been missing in the wilderness for about 24 hours, according to Kamloops Search and Rescue manager Alan Hobler says. The search is underway just south of Avola, a small town north of Clearwater.

Hobler says the teenager was reported missing yesterday, June 15, and spent the night in cool, damp weather.

“She was on foot so that’s usually a smaller search area but you never know,” Hobler says. “We do have the (search and rescue) dog on our team going up as well.”

The Kamloops team was called in, along with other search team in the region, by Wells Gray Search and Rescue to aid in the search. They were called around 3 p.m. and expect to have the first four members on the scene by 7 p.m. Four or five more team members will likely join later tonight.

RCMP are also part of the search efforts.

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