Search and Rescue finds missing hunters near Cherryville

Men men are in good condition despite staying overnight

Two missing Cherryville hunters have been found.

The men – ages 52 and 17 – were found at 2 p.m. Thursday on the Outlook Forest Service Road, 17 kilometres north of Cherryville.

“They were both in great shape but cold and wet,” said Pete Wise, with Vernon Search and Rescue.

The pair became separated from a companion late Wednesday in the Vidler Creek area.

“It’s tough, difficult terrain – bad, bad, bad,” said Wise.

But instead of wandering around in the dark and possibly injuring themselves, they stopped and started a fire to keep warm.

“They had the right kind of gear to stay overnight,” said Wise.

On Thursday morning, the men began hiking until they were located by Search and Rescue.

Sixteen members of the volunteer Search and Rescue were on scene for most of Thursday.