Long day for Okanagan Falls snowmobilers stuck in the bush

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PENTICTON - Two Okanagan Falls area men spent a long day and evening stuck in the bush east of the community last week after their snowmobiles bogged down.

RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the two men were reported missing around 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 after they failed to return from a snowmobile trip into the Allendale Lake Road area.

Members of Penticton and Oliver Search and Rescue found the 68-year-old father and 33-year-old son making their way out of the bush around 11 p.m, he says.

Wrigglesworth says they had hiked about 11 kilometres, heading back to the 201 logging road after their snowmobiles became bogged down in heavy, slushy snow.

The two men had been out since 8 a.m. and were exhausted, wet and cold, but otherwise suffering no medical issues.

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