South Cariboo Search and Rescue have located a hunter who had been overdue from the Gang Ranch area since 3 p-m yesterday.

It wasn’t an easy night for the missing man, but he made it out just as searchers were starting up says James Sealey – Search Manager with the South Cariboo Search and Rescue:

That operation has concluded successfully. The hunter walked out of the bush on his own this morning, so he spent the night in that snowstorm in the forest.

Sealey applauded those involved as he feels that outdoor survival skills and a quick response from the hunter’s friends could have easily been the deciding factor in this success story