QUESNEL, BC: A Quesnel area resident was found hypothermic after spending the night in the cold after walking away from his stuck vehicle…
The incident began late Wednesday night when the senior and his female companion attempted to get to a cabin in the Baker Creek area. The vehicle the two were in got stuck on a long, snow covered driveway to the cabin. The female made the hike to the cabin on her own but when the male didn’t arrive, she called for help.
A Quesnel RCMP member initially attended the area and was able to locate footprints leading into the bush. The officer attempted to hike in using snow shoes but determined a snowmobile would be required due to the deep snow and terrain.
Quesnel and Wells RCMP officers approached the area on snowmobiles while waiting for Quesnel Search and Rescue and a North District Police Service Dog to attend.
During Thursday overnight hours, officers on scene located and provided first-aid to the 74 year-old man who was disoriented and suffering from hypothermia. Officers transported the senior to a near by Café where paramedics could attend for treatment. The man was taken to GR Baker Hospital for further treatment.
The Quesnel RCMP would like to thank Emcon maintenance who immediately attended to plow the road into the area to allow responders access, to Sylvia’s Café for opening their doors after hours to allow for a warm area to wait for BC Ambulance and to Quesnel Search and Rescue for mobilizing and assisting with the search.