British Columbia

Hiker rescued after more than a week in Golden Ears Provincial Park

A hiker who was stranded for more than a week in an emergency shelter in Golden Ears Provincial Park, B.C. has finally been airlifted to safety.

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team managed to fly the hiker and team out Monday morning

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A hiker who was stranded for more than a week in an emergency shelter in Golden Ears Provincial Park, B.C. has been airlifted to safety by the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team.

The 23-year-old man left his home in Maple Ridge on Dec. 10, but was reported missing a few days ago.

Initially it was thought he had gone to Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish, but some of his personal items were eventually located in a parking lot at Golden Ears park just north of Maple Ridge.

The missing hiker was airlifted out of Golden Ears park on Monday morning by Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Facebook)

A crew of six launched a search on Sunday morning and found the missing hiker cold and hungry but otherwise in good condition at a remote hut on Sunday afternoon.

But high winds and low clouds prevented a helicopter from airlifting the rescuers and hiker out of the park on Sunday, so they spent another chilly night in the Panorama Ridge emergency shelter in the park.

During a break in the weather on Monday morning, the team managed to airlift everyone out.

Google Maps: Golden Ears Provincial Park

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