A missing hunter is alive and well and back in Iqaluit after searchers spotted him at a makeshift camp 25 kilometres northwest of Iqaluit.
32-year-old Eepeebee Campbell went caribou hunting alone on Sunday, Dec. 23.
He was reported overdue when he didn't return that evening.
About 40 volunteers joined in the search, which began on Christmas Eve. Campbell was found around 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 26 by spotters on board a Kenn Borek Twin Otter aircraft. He was then picked up by a rescue team on snowmobile, and arrived back in town just after 1 p.m.
Campbell's snowmobile had broken down just north of Foul Inlet. Luckily, he was traveling with a stove. He pulled his kamotik into a sheltered area and made a shelter. He also had hot tea and hot water to help keep warm during three nights alone on the land.
Jimmy Akavak is the acting chair for the Iqaluit Search and Rescue Committee. He says he's grateful Campbell was found alive, and in good condition.
Akavak also said he's thankful for all the volunteers who took time away from their families during the holiday season.