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Couple found after spending night in Lake Country backcountry

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A missing couple who spent a night in the outdoors has been found safe and sound after being separated from their group.

This morning, Nov. 28, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was called to look for a couple in a side-by-side UTV who went missing after a group ride.

The pair was a part of a fundraising group of off-road enthusiasts who went out Saturday and then became separated, according to the rescue group's press release.

Although they started near Postill Lake, the pair ended up spending the night near King Edward Lake after their side-by-side broke down. 

They were found walking along the Aberdeen Forest Service Road this morning by a driver.  The couple were driven to an RCMP officer as COSAR and Vernon SAR teams were being deployed.

More then 20 COSAR and Vernon Search And Rescue volunteers responded, along with four-wheel drive enthusiasts from Kelowna, according to COSAR.

Sunday’s event was COSAR’s 97th of the year.

 


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