It may be early season, but rescue officials have already been busy in the region’s backcountry.
On Monday evening at 8:30 p.m., Nelson Search and Rescue, the BC Ambulance Service and Slocan Lake RCMP responded to an emergency beacon activated by two individuals requesting assistance on a mountaintop near Winlaw.
The two individuals were located and found to have no injuries. These two people were very well equipped for the backcountry and police say this is probably the reason no one was injured.
“The Slocan Lake RCMP would like to thank the Nelson Search and Rescue team and the BC Ambulance Services for the outstanding job they did in quickly located the two missing persons and assisting them off the mountain,” the RCMP said in a news release.
“We would also like to remind the public that if they are planning to head into remote areas to be well equipped and advise someone of there location and return time.”
CAR THIEF NABBED
Slocan Lake RCMP dealt with a theft of a vehicle from the Hills area on Sunday morning.
The vehicle had been stolen during the early morning of December 2. Another vehicle in the area also had a bag of tools stolen from it.
The stolen vehicle was later located by Salmo RCMP with two occupants. The driver was arrested and the passenger fled on foot.
Salmo RCMP are still attempting to locate and identify the passenger.
Slocan Lake RCMP remind the public of the importance of locking their vehicles when not in use and not keeping the vehicles keys inside them.
Any persons with information in respect of this incident are asked to contact the Slocan Lake RCMP at (250) 358-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.