Hiker Rescued After Being Lost In Killarney Provincial Park For 21 Hours


The following is a release from Ontario Provinicial Police:

"On September 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person in Killarney Provincial Park, in Municipality of Killarney.

The 62-year-old person became separated from the hiking party around 3:00 pm that afternoon, but was well equipped, with shelter, food and clothing.

With the assistance of the Nipissing West OPP members, Emergency Response Team, and OPP helicopter, the person was located about 21 hours later by the OPP helicopter, with no injuries.

The OPP would like to remind the public of the "what3words" App offered for free by both android and apple devices to download. The app labels every three squared meters with a unique three-word location string which can be converted into latitude and longitude coordinates for entry into the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system in use at the OPP Provincial Communication Centre (PCC).

Even if the caller does not have the app previously downloaded on their mobile device, the PCC communicator can send a link to the caller's cell phone which will enable the caller (with data access and connectivity), to find their what3words location. The app is available in 43 languages but shares the location in English."