Searchers find lost hikers in Abbotsford

Cell phone used to give rough coordinates on mountain

  • Nov. 15, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Searchers found three lost hikers Saturday night.



Three people were rescued Saturday night after becoming lost on Sumas Mountain.

Just before 5 p.m. Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue was called out to help locate three missing hikers that had become disoriented as darkness fell.

A staging area was established in the Batt Road area.

Through a cell phone, the hikers  were able to give searchers their rough coordinates. They had been walking in the Chadsey Lake area on the upper south side of the mountain.

Searchers reached the three just after 6 p.m. and by 7:30 they were safely back at the search base camp – wet and cold, but OK.

Search officials remind people heading outdoors to plan for early darkness, and cold, wet weather. Wear or carry appropriate clothing, and have a flashlight and other basic supplies should the unexpected occur.

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