Search team finds lost lady

A “damsel in distress” was spared a night on a remote forestry road, thanks to the members of Shuswap Search and Rescue.

A “damsel in distress” was spared a night on a remote forestry road, thanks to the members of Shuswap Search and Rescue.

Shortly after midnight Friday, Sept. 7, a woman called 911 to report she was not only lost, but her small car was hung up on the centre of the deeply rutted road.

The woman was heading to Tilley’s Landing where she was supposed to meet her boyfriend, who was on a houseboat, said SAR search manager John Schut.

“She took a forest service road behind White Lake looking for Tilley’s Landing in the dark,” said Schut. “She took a wrong turn and got her car high centred and was quite distraught being in the dark by herself.”

The search, headed up by another search manager, Tara Stanley, included two two-member teams.

“Tara figured out where she was pretty quick by the maps and the cell phone conversation,” said Schut. “The RCMP had been working out there trying to find her. They made it to Tilley’s Landing and the houseboat was no longer there.”

Schut says SAR crews found the woman quickly and were back in their beds by about 3:30 a.m. And one of the team members put the woman up for the night

“The right decisions were made,” he said. “It’s nice she was located and brought out safely.”

Salmon Arm Observer