June 24, 2014 6:03 am
Updated: June 24, 2014 10:35 am

9 campers found after overnight search in Kejimkujik Park

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre has been asked to send aircraft to help search for two campers in Kejimkujik National Park.

Andrew Vaughn/The Canadian Press

YARMOUTH – Nine campers found in Kejimkujik National Park are being airlifted to safety Tuesday morning.

Constable Jeff Leblanc of Yarmouth RCMP tells Global News the campers were able to make a cell phone call around 9:15 p.m. Monday night. Police were able to determine the approximate location of that call, pinpointing it about one day’s hike away from the nearest parking lot.

At the time RCMP thought there were only two campers missing and Leblanc said one of the campers is sick, but he didn’t have any further details about the illness.

Staff at the park went looking for the campers overnight and located nine people around 5:30 this morning.

RCMP say the campers were all around 20 years old, and they are tourists in Nova Scotia.

Corporal Scott MacRae of the RCMP says that they will be airlifted to a more populated area of the park shortly.

Global News

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