Hilliers hiker found, cold, but safe and sound

Search and Rescue, RCMP team up to find lost man

Members of Arrowsmith Search and Rescue scrambled into action Sunday night after receiving a call about a man lost in Englishman River Park.

Search and rescue spokesperson Ken Nededn said the 20-year-old Hilliers man had been swimming with friends at the park and became separated from them as they hiked up the river.

Police were called and they dispatched the 22-member search team at around 7 p.m., calling in air support from an RCMP helicopter and dog team.

The man, clad only in a bathing suit, was found, shivering but alive, just past midnight when a resident of Englishman River Road heard him call out.

Neden said the man had ended up in the Northwest Bay logging division.

“He hiked quite a ways,” he said. “He was pretty cold when we found him.”

 

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