Missing woman located near Cherryville

Search for a missing Lumby woman ended happily, thanks to a father-son hunting duo from Delta

The search for a missing Lumby woman ended happily, thanks to a father-son hunting duo from Delta.

The pair found Susan Gay Catt, 52, in a remote area near Ferry Creek Road near Cherryville late Monday evening.

Catt, who turned 52 on Friday, had been reported missing Saturday after she failed to show up for a scheduled meeting with her mom at 9 a.m.

Police were concerned for Catt’s well-being, and issued an alert through local media outlets which included a description of Catt and the car she was believed to have been driving.

“The hunters had been in the Cherryville Emporium earlier in the day and read the missing person report that had been posted there,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“While out hunting on a forestry road, the son recognized the Pontiac Sunfire parked under a tree as the one on the public notification poster.”

Molendyk said the two men approached the car to find Catt lying in the rear seat.

She was extremely incoherent and alone at the time the two found her.

The two went to call for help immediately and Catt was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

“The initial assessment is she will survive this ordeal,” said Molendyk.

The police are continuing to follow up with this investigation, but they would like to thank all media outlets for their messaging to the public of the disappearance of Catt.

“It greatly assisted the father and son recognizing the vehicle and quickly contacting the police,” said Molendyk.

“The quick action of the father and son being in the right place at the right time likely saved the woman’s life.”