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Kelowna police dog finds lost hiker and his four-legged companion

Kelowna Police Service Dog Fitz tracked the missing hiker and his dog through the forest, locating them lost but uninjured.
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November 16, 2020 - 10:41 AM

A lost Kelowna hiker and his dog were found safe and sound by Police Service Dog Fitz last week.

Kelowna RCMP got a report of a hiker who had lost his way in the area of June Springs Road Nov. 13 around 5 p.m, according to an RCMP release.

After an extensive search of the area, the man and his dog were found unharmed by Fitz and his handler.

"The hiker, a 57-year-old Kelowna man, was not properly dressed for the weather, and was extremely happy to be escorted back to his vehicle," Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a release.

"This incident ended happily, but it's a timely reminder for anyone who is planning on enjoying the outdoors to take the proper steps to ensure your safety."

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