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Missing fruit picker found in Summerland

August 19, 2014 - 9:59 AM

SUMMERLAND - A Quebec fruit picker who went missing last week has been found and is recovering from injuries at the Kelowna Regional Hospital.

Julien Landry, a 25-year-old Quebec man was reported missing on Friday, Aug. 15. Friends hadn’t seen him since he went hiking after dinner on Wednesday. Landry loves to hike and take photos but got into some unexpected trouble when he was chased into a tree by a bear while hiking in the canyon, RCMP say.

Landry fell asleep in the tree and fell out into the creek, hurting his back and sustained a concussion. He was found by a resident near the Agricultural Research Centre in Summerland where he had been lying in the grass for three days.

“You can’t make up a story like that,” said Const. Jacques Lefebvre.

RCMP conducted a search on Saturday that included helicopters, airplanes and a Search and Rescue water search.

Landry remains in hospital while he recovers from him injuries.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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