Arrowsmith Search and Rescue finds lost faller near Horne Lake

Tuesday night's call was the third of 2015 for ASAR

An experienced 64-year-old local faller was rescued by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue (ASAR) Tuesday night after getting lost near Horne Lake scouting timber.

Search manager Ken Neden said ASAR was called to the scene by the man at 6:15 p.m., after the faller “had walked past the same cedar log three times.” Neden said “it was dark by the time we got there.”

He said 23 members attended the incident and found the man approximately one kilometre off the end of Christie Road in a heavily forested area just before 9 p.m.

Neden said teams were sent in all directions, some using quads and others on foot — eventually, it was a ground search team that found the man. Neden said despite being “a little embarrassed,” the faller was in good shape by the time he was located.

“He was good, a little cold but he was dressed to be in the bush,” said Neden. “He was able to walk out with the (search and rescue) team.”

Earlier this month, ASAR took part in a search for a woman in the same general area. Nedan said it’s important to bring a GPS with you, especially when venturing into the backcountry. Neden said usually December and January are slow months for ASAR, but between flooding and calls for lost people it has been “busier than usual.” Tuesday night’s call was the third of the year for ASAR.

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