Hiker found, safe

Text message sent upon beginning of descent from mountain Wednesday; was missing for more than a day

  • Mar. 20, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Photo of missing hiker.

The missing hiker that was reported to police on March 19th has been located alive and well. The RCMP wish to thank the Comox Valley Search and Rescue and their volunteers and the Citizens on patrol for all their help and effort.

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On March 19 at 5:25 p.m., a report was received by the Comox Valley RCMP of an overdue hiker in the Mount Albert Edward area of Strathcona Provincial Park.

The 18-year-old male hiker was supposed to be picked up at the Raven Lodge at 3:00 pm, but failed to show up. He was last heard from on March 18, 2015, at 3:45 p.m., via a text message stating he was on his way down from Mt. Albert Edward. The young man also stated that the weather was poor, with snow falling and visibility reduced.

Friends have confirmed that the young man was well equipped for the hiking/camping trip and is an experienced hiker.

The Comox Valley Search and Rescue were activated on the evening of March 19 and continue their efforts at this hour to locate the hiker.

 

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