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Kamloops Search and Rescue Looking for Missing Person Near Adams Lake

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Kamloops Search and Rescue are looking for a lost person near Adams Lake.

The missing female was last seen on September 15th at the campground at Adams Lake.

Searchers are uncertain whether she is still in the area or made her way back to town.

“There’s a lot of wilderness, there isn’t a lot of trails. I think it’s unlikely this person went for a long hike. I think it’s more likely that they wandered off into the woods and got lost. The more likely scenario is she just hitchhiked and got a ride into town,” said Alan Hobler, manager of Kamloops Search and Rescue.

It is the second search of the day for the Kamloops Search and Rescue.

Search crews were called out at approximately 5 a.m. on Friday morning to locate a lost couple near the Ross Moore Lake area.

Kamloops Search and Rescue located their vehicle, but were unable to locate the couple. It was later discovered they had solicited a ride home from some fishermen.

“They were quite frustrating because they weren’t staying put. They were told to stay put and they moved on us several times, so it’s really hard finding somebody that’s moving,” Hobler said.

The best thing a lost person can do is remain in the same location and wait for help, according to Hobler.

“To stay put is the big advice,” he said. “If they’re with a vehicle, the best thing they can do is stay with the vehicle. Vehicles are really easy to find. Unfortunately, what we often see is people that leave the vehicle and we locate the vehicle, but then we can’t find them.”

The Kamloops team will be joined PEP air, and the Barriere and Shuswap Search and Rescue teams at Adams Lake.


 
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