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Police rescue couple stranded on East Kelowna forest service road

A Vernon man and his wife were rescued by police after they became stranded in their vehicle in the woods east of Kelowna last weekend.

Kelowna RCMP received a call at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, from a Vernon man who explained he and his wife were stuck on a rural forest service road, according to an RCMP media release.

The man told police that his phone was about to die, and he and his wife were extremely cold. 

Officers drove as far as they could to their reported location, then hiked about half a kilometre until they found the couple in their vehicle. They hiked back with the couple and ensured they arrived home safely. 

“We are extremely happy that this situation resolved itself safely,” Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in the release. “It is another example of the importance of knowing the conditions and being prepared for the elements before you head out on any excursion.”

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