A hiker was found safe and sound Saturday morning, after a frightening overnight ordeal on the north shore.
North Shore Rescue spotted the woman from a helicopter around 8 a.m., near Crown Mountain.
Rescuers were notified around 7:30 p.m. Friday night about a woman in her early 30s that had failed to return from a hike to the peak of Crown Mountain.
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Search manager Don Jardine said crews were notified by the RCMP after the woman’s partner reported she had not returned home.
Jardine said the woman was well prepared, but became lost due to a faulty GPS unit.
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Jardine said the rescue is a reminder that weather conditions are now changing rapidly, meaning extra caution is required.
“We’re starting to get a transition now, a lot sooner than we normally do in September,” said Jardine.
“We’re starting to get more fall weather, which means it’s darker a lot earlier and if we do get somebody lost, we’re not able to get a machine up into the high country.”
He said hikers should travel in groups and make sure they research the area they plan on travelling through.