A 74-year old Quesnel man is lucky to be alive after getting stuck in the woods for well over 24 hours.
RCMP Sergeant Chris Riddle says they received a third party request for help at around 2-30 yesterday afternoon.
He says it was for assistance in finding the man who had walked away from his vehicle after getting stuck in his driveway off the Nazko Highway.
Riddle says the man and his woman companion attempted to get to his cabin along a long unplowed driveway in the Baker Creek area.
He says the woman made it but after several hours of not seeing her male companion, she called police.
Riddle says a member was able to locate tracks in the snow heading into the bush and attempted to hike in using snow shows but eventually determined that a snow mobile was needed due to the deep snow and terrain….
“RCMP located the 74-year old man, who was disoriented and appeared to be suffering from hypothermia. Officers on scene provided the man with initial first aid treatments and transported him from the scene to a nearby cafe to allow BC Ambulance Service to treat him further.”
Riddle says he was then transported to G.R. Baker Hospital.
He says the man was found at around 9 o’clock last night.