According to South Cariboo Search and Rescue, a 17-year-old in British Columbia, whose name has not been released, built himself an ice cave to shelter in after separating from his group.
At approximately 6:15 PM on Saturday, the 100 Mile House Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was notified of a snowmobile delay.
The teenager’s family and friends are back in the parking lot, but he never showed up, according to a press release from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Some members of the group stayed on the hill and began to search, while others left to alert South Cariboo Search and Rescue, who called the 100 Mile House RCMP. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in their statement that the South Cariboo SAR website eventually located the teen and found him “in good condition”.
The post continued, “When our team members ran into him, he was at the shelter with food and water. This young man made our task a little less difficult by staying in place and getting some knowledge about surviving the winter.”
100 Mile House RCMP thanked the South Cariboo SAR team for bringing the research to another positive finding.
“We in South Caribou are very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of well-trained volunteers to help in times of need,” RCMP Cpl. Madonna Saunderson wrote in a statement.