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Lost hunter located northwest of Summerland

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October 23, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Penticton Search and Rescue volunteers came to the aid of a lost hunter northwest of Summerland yesterday.

Search and rescue spokesperson Randy Brown said in a press release the search and rescue team were summoned by Summerland RCMP to aid in the search for a hunter who reported he was lost in the area of Darke Lake Provincial Park around 4 p.m. yesterday, Oct. 22.

A ground team consisting of seven personnel and a helicopter were dispatched to the area and shortly before nightfall the hunter was located at the top of a hill northeast of Darke Lake.

Search and rescue manager Kelvin Hall said the hunter was well prepared and had placed himself in a clear, elevated area where he could be seen, in addition to staying in one place.

When the hunter reported himself lost to his family and friends, he also gave a detailed description of his surroundings, which helped the rescue team locate him.

Penticton Search and Rescue encourages backwoods users to download the AdventureSmart Trip planning app on their phones to assist with trip planning, in addition to taking essentials and letting people know where you are intending to hike.

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