A hiker who was missing for almost two weeks in a popular hiking area of B.C. has been found alive.
Squamish Search and Rescue were called out on July 9 for an overdue hiker at Garibaldi Park.
Daniel Ring, 33, was dropped off at the Elfin Lakes Trailhead on July 7 intending to camp at Rampart Ponds, but he never returned home.
On Thursday, Squamish RCMP confirmed Ring was located by wildfire crews responding by helicopter to a fire in the area.
The fire was located on the Upper Pitt River and according to the BC Wildfire Service it was suspected to be started by a person.
There is no word on his condition but police said Ring has now been reunited with his family.
BC Emergency Health Services said they were called at 1:37 p.m. Thursday for a medical assessment at the Squamish Airport. Paramedics were sent to the scene and cared for assessed Ring before releasing him.
He did not have serious injuries and did not need to be transported to the hospital, the service said.
Squamish Search and Rescue said they are thrilled he has been found alive.