B.C. conservation officers rescue miner stranded by snowstorm near Quesnel
British Columbia’s Sheriff’s Service is usually focused on the fate of wildlife, but this week officers found themselves on a human rescue mission.
In a Twitter thread on Friday, the service was notified by the Quesnel RCMP about a miner about 26 kilometers off a road plowed by a winter storm as members prepared for a caribou closure patrol. Stated.
A 60-year-old man made a claim eight days ago and returned four days late.
BCCOS said he was able to evacuate in a trailer, but had no means of communication and was unable to get out of the jeep due to the deep snow.
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Three COs located the man, who “probably wouldn’t have been able to make the trek because he was trying to get off in a very old and unreliable snowmobile,” he said.
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The man was not injured, but BCCOS said the situation could have become “dire” if not rescued, as another snowstorm was expected.
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