January 28, 2016 12:52 pm
Updated: January 28, 2016 9:13 pm

Stranded snowmobilers rescued near Sicamous

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SICAMOUS — After an extensive eight-hour search, Sicamous RCMP and Shuswap Search and Rescue found two stranded snowmobilers in the Blue Lake recreational area near Sicamous.

On Tuesday night, Sicamous RCMP were notified of a GPS personal locator beacon being activated after two snowmobilers.

The search and rescue team were called to assist along with volunteers of the Sicamous Snowmobile Club.

RCMP say the men were found cold, wet and tired but were uninjured, adding the pair were not equipped to spend the night in the elements.

“The Sicamous RCMP and Shuswap Search and Rescue would like to remind people to be very aware of the terrain they are travelling into as well as being prepared for unplanned emergency situations when out in the backcountry,” says Cpl. Dan Moskaluk in a press release.

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