Columbia Valley RCMP affirm a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old lady reported missing Thursday have been found alive, together with their own dog.An aircraft of RCMP Air Services seen the missing woman’s automobile while conducting an aerial search of a distant area along Quin Creek Forest Service Road, at the Rocky Mountain’s east of Wasa.
An RCMP officer and a search and rescue volunteer, onboard the aircraft seen the couple’s SUV, especially stuck at a creek crossing stuffed with snow and icehockey, Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the BC RCMP, stated. An outstretched orange tarp, a large arrow and the word’HELP’ each etched in the snow within close proximity to the abandoned automobile, finally resulted in the discovery of this man and woman who’d taken up shelter in a nearby cabin.The set was extracted from the backcountry and taken to an area hospital as a precaution for a medical examination. The couple told police they had been stranded for about a week.The Columbia Valley Search and Rescue, the Civilian Air Search & Rescue Association, the BC Conservation Officer’s Service and Cold Stream Helicopters assisted in the search.