Another missing hunter has been safely found by local police and search and rescue teams.
The 23-year-old Corner Brook man was moose hunting with two friends in the Lady Slipper Road area Thursday when he broke off to explore a different location around 3 p.m.
The group agreed to meet up prior to dark on Copper Lake Road, in an area approximately 15 kilometres off the main road. When the man failed to arrive by 9 p.m., his companions notified the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who in turn contacted the Bay of Islands Search and Rescue team.
According to Sgt. Terry Foster of the Corner Brook RCMP, police and the search and rescue members patrolled the area with search lights and sirens and were able to locate the man when they heard him blowing a whistle he had with him.
The man was found unharmed at approximately 1:30 a.m and medical attention was not required.
The incident occurred just hours after police and search and rescue personnel located a 58-year-old missing grouse hunter in the same area Thursday.
For full coverage, check Saturday’s edition of The Western Star.