Missing hikers found following search of Long Lake trails

Image of Long Lake. Alexander Quon/Global News

Police found two hikers Saturday morning after the pair were reported missing just after midnight.

Halifax Regional Police received a call at 12:10 a.m. on Saturday that two women, ages 53 and 58, had not returned after going hiking on the Long Lake trails in Halifax.

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Due to the size of the area and unknown location of the missing hikers, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency responded with a drone.

Shortly before 3 a.m., police said both hikers were found using the drones’ night vision equipment, approximately 750 metres from St. Margaret’s Bay Road and Albert Walker Road.

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A police service dog and officers with night vision equipment were directed to the hikers’ location. Officers escorted both hikers out of the woods at 4:00 a.m.

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Police said neither hiker was injured.


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