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.”