Search crews locate hiker north of Cherryville

Armstrong man found OK in Monashee Provincial Park at Spectrum Lake

An Armstrong man will keep camping in the woods northeast of Cherryville after being located by search crews.

The 45-year-old man was reported missing by his family Wednesday morning and he was found by Vernon Search and Rescue at about 7 p.m. at Spectrum Lake in Monashee Provincial Park.

“He wasn’t in any trouble,” said Pete Wise, search master.

The family became concerned when the last spot beacon message they received from him was Monday.

“He was supposed to stay in contact with his family via spot beacon. When he sent messages out, nothing happened,” said Wise.

“Technology failed him.”

The man was found exactly where he was supposed to be camping, but it wasn’t easy for SAR volunteers to get in their.

The closest parking lot to the lake is 96 kilometres from the SAR hall in Coldstream and then a six kilometre hike is required to reach the lake.

“The weather was terrible. It just poured rain,” said Wise.

The man has decided to stick to his original camping plans and will remain in the bush until Friday when he will return home.

“He did absolutely nothing wrong. He has all of the gear and the knowledge,” said Wise.