Man found cold and wet, but fine

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue scrambles to find disoriented hiker

Volunteers with Arrowsmith Search and Rescue fanned out after receiving a call about a missing person Friday afternoon.

Spokesperson Ken Neden reported ASAR received a report of a missing man at approximately 7 p.m.

“He went for a hike at about 4:30 p.m. and then became disoriented in he woods west of Laburnum Road in Qualicum Beach,” Neden said.

Before long the searching team had swollen to 22 members, who worked in teams to look for the man, who was found just after 9 p.m.

“He was a little cold and wet, but otherwise OK,” Neden said.