Kitimat SAR says hikers that became lost were well-prepared

Two hikers became lost around the Coho Flats Trail system on April 23

Sometimes you can do everything right and still need a bit of a helping hand.

That’s what Kitimat Search and Rescue (KSAR) says happened to two hikers that the team located after they became lost near the Coho Flats Trail system last month.

On April 23 at approximately 6:20 p.m. the RCMP tasked the group with finding two hikers that they say became disoriented after inadvertently going off trail. KSAR responders were able to make contact with the hikers by phone and cautioned them to stay put during the search.

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“Three KSAR members responded to the task and the hikers were found in good condition around 7:35 p.m.,” KSAR said in a release. “They were returned to the golf course area around 8:40 p.m.”

Despite the rescue, the organization said the hikers were well prepared and did everything they could have to prepare, including carrying fully-charged cell phones and leaving a pre-plan with their expected return time with someone responsible.

KSAR’s ground team includes about 60 active members, all certified in ground search and rescue (GSAR). The group also includes rope rescue and avalanche rescue teams.



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