File # Tumbler Ridge 2014-205
2014-04-02 15:52 PDT
Two Tumbler Ridge residents are home, safe and sound, after the vehicle they were traveling in became stuck near Kinuseo Falls over the weekend.
Early Sunday morning, March 30th, 2014, Tumbler Ridge RCMP received a report that two men were overdue from their residences, having left the previous evening.
With the assistance of Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue, an immediate search for the missing parties ensued.
Shortly after 10:00 a.m., RCMP personnel located both parties at the 35 km mark of the Murray Forest Service Road. Aside from being a little hungry, both were in good health.
The two missing men explained that while near Kinuseo Falls, the vehicle they were traveling in became stuck in snow. They made several attempts to free the vehicle, however after becoming tired and wet, decided to spend the night in the vehicle and walk out in the morning. They began walking out at approximately 6:30 a.m.
The RCMP would like to thank the local Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue team who assisted with the search. RCMP would also like to thank the staff of the local Medical Center who were on stand-by throughout this ordeal in the event immediate medical attention was required.
C.S. (Craig) Learning, Sgt.
Tumbler Ridge RCMP
Cpl. D.J. (Dave) Tyreman
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George B.C. V2M 7E7