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Searchers locate snowmobilers

Two snowmobilers required assistance after a day of fun on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

The couple, in their 60s, had driven their truck up Beauleu Lake Road Feb. 8 until they couldn’t go any further, unloaded their snowmobile and set off for their cabin at the lake.

“When they went to leave, the starter rope on the snowmobile broke, so they set out on foot to walk to their truck,” said Leigh Pearson, with Vernon Search and Rescue.

“After some time walking, they called for assistance. When the exhausted and cold couple was located by Search and Rescue members on snowmobiles, the couple had trudged about 11 kilometers through the deep snow.”

Pearson says they were taken to the search base camp and warmed up before heading home in their truck.

 

 

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