Lost on the Mountain

Vernon Search and Rescue once again had to rescue lost hikers.

The volunteers were asked by the RCMP to  rescue a group on the west slope of Silver Star mountain.

A family visiting from Europe,  along with some local youths,  had gone on a hike from the Armstrong side of Silverstar Mountain, towards Proctor Lake. The group included, eight children and a pet cat.  They'd started at 2pm, and became disoriented as daylight began to fade.  SAR says the weather was deteriorating and the temperature dropping. Using ATV’s,  they found the group west of Proctor Lake.  They admitted they were caught unprepared.

Vernon Search and Rescue reminds everyone to check the weather before you leave and be prepared for it to change, especially with the cold winter weather approaching.