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Couple found alive after being lost in B.C. backcountry for a week

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Couple found alive after being lost in B.C. backcountry for a week

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Columbia Valley RCMP affirm a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman reported missing Thursday have been found living, along with their dog.An aircraft of RCMP Air Services seen the missing woman’s vehicle 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 , onboard the aircraft seen the couple’s SUV, notably stuck at a creek crossing filled with ice and snow hockey, Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the BC RCMP, said. An outstretched orange tarp, a large arrow and the word’HELP’ each etched in the snow in close proximity to the abandoned vehicle, finally resulted in the discovery of this man and girl who had taken up refuge in a nearby cabin.The set was extracted from the backcountry and taken to an area hospital as a precaution for a medical assessment. The couple told police they’d 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 aided in the search.


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