NEWS RELEASE · 26th February 2016
On February 24 2016 at approximately 6pm a complaint of 2 lost hikers was reported to the Kitimat RCMP Detachment. Two men contacted the Kitimat RCMP Detachment stating that they had gotten themselves disorientated in the darkness on Coho Flats trail in Kitimat and were unprepared for the elements and the darkness.
Through communication with their cellphones, two Kitimat RCMP members hiked into the trail in the darkness and located the men unharmed and escorted them out. The men were then given a lift to their local residences.
Both men were very appreciative of the member’s actions and apologetic stating that the darkness speed caught them by surprise. Both men had the forethought to each bring a charged, although inactive cellphone. (Cellphones even without current plans or minutes can still dial 911!)
The Kitimat RCMP are reminding the public to prepare for the elements and weather even during short hiking trips.